REST architectural pattern

REST is the acronym for Representational State Transfer, a term introduced by Roy Fielding to describe the pattern used by web services to communicate with remote systems using a stateless protocol. In a REST-compliant system, resources are accessed in the form of HTTP requests targeting a specific URI, using the same protocol stack as web pages obtained through a request from a remote browser. In fact, REST requests are extended HTTP requests, representing all data as encoded strings, transported through TCP in a readable HTTP stream.

Adopting this pattern provides a number of architectural benefits on the server side, and allows us to build distributed systems with a very high scalability. Although not very efficient ...

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