REST stands for Representational State Transfer. It is a set of architecture principles for design of client-server services. In general, a web service is considered “RESTful,” meaning it follows REST principles, under the following conditions:

A good place to learn more about REST-based web service architecture is an article entitled “RESTful Web Services: The Basics,” by Alex Rodriguez, ...

Get Pro Android Media: Developing Graphics, Music, Video, and Rich Media Apps for Smartphones and Tablets now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from nearly 200 publishers.