Chapter 5. REST Constraints and Goals

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5.1 REST Constraints

5.2 Goals of the REST Architectural Style

This chapter introduces fundamental concepts relevant to REST service design and architecture. The objectives of REST are primarily technical in nature and must be achieved by making clear design decisions to produce a technology architecture that closely resembles the Web. These design decisions are defined through constraints that are associated with architectural properties that represent design goals.

5.1. REST Constraints

REST constraints are design rules that are applied to establish the distinct characteristics of the REST architectural ...

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