In this chapter, we discovered what is RestKit, its components, and why it's good to keep things simple. We discovered a CocoaPods library manager and installed RestKit through it. We covered basic data modeling techniques, and tried a simple example by sending a request to a status page and getting parsed and mapped objects in response.
The next chapter will cover more about how to configure the RestKit, do the RESTful object manipulation, and integrate the code with our user interface, in detail. So let's move on!