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Programming Social Applications by Jonathan LeBlanc

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REST Requests

Representational Transfer (REST) is a style of software architecture that defines a way for clients and servers to communicate using HTTP requests.

REST is a standard and widely implemented architecture that many companies employ to construct their web services so that developers can access their tools and data sources. REST offers a method—HTTP requests—for companies to embed the ability to create, update, retrieve, and delete resources within their systems.

There are a number of methods that are widely used within this architecture. Let’s explore some of the ones that are implemented most often.

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