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Stefan WintermeyerLearn Rails 5.2https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3489-1_4

4. Scaffolding and REST

Stefan Wintermeyer1 
Bochum, Germany

Scaffolding means simply that a basic scaffold for an application is created with a generator. This scaffold not only contains the model but also a simple web GUI (views) and of course a controller. The programming paradigm used for this is Representational State Transfer (REST) .

You can find a definition of REST at wikipedia.org/wiki/Representational_state_transfer . My short and a bit oversimplified version is this: the inventor Roy Fielding described in 2000 how you can access data with a simple set of rules within the concept of CRUD and the specification of the Hypertext Transfer ...

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