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CHAPTER

8

REST Controllers

In this chapter, you will learn how to connect an HTML5 user experience to PeopleSoft through REST services. While working through the content in this chapter you will gain experience with JSON, PeopleSoft Query, and the Apache web server.

What is REST?

The word REST is an acronym for REpresentational State Transfer. The term was coined by Roy Fielding in his doctoral dissertation Architectural Styles and the Design of Network-based Software Architectures. Chapter 5 of the dissertation introduces REST and is available online at http://www.ics.uci.edu/~fielding/pubs/dissertation/rest_arch_style.htm.

I describe REST as ...

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