REST is a type of web service architecture. In recent years, it has gained a lot of popularity. This is due to the fact that RESTful web services follow a protocol that is relatively simple and easy to implement.
In this recipe we will show how it is possible in Application Express to publish the contents of a report as a RESTful web service.
To follow this recipe, APEX Listener 2.0 (or higher) and APEX 4.2 (or higher) should be used.
First, we have to make sure that RESTful access is allowed to the APEX instance. This has to be set in the APEX Administration Services: