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I. DominteWeb API Development for the Absolute Beginnerhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-9348-5_5

5. Getting Started with Web API

Irina Dominte1  
Iasi, Romania

In this chapter, we will implement our first controller actions and understand what a RESTful API is. We will only cover responding to the most common types of requests and scenarios using the right status codes.

A Short Introduction to REST

REST is an acronym for Representational State Transfer, coined in 2000 in Roy Fielding’s dissertation thesis.

REST takes a resource-based approach to web interactions. First, you locate a resource, and then you choose to update, delete, or see more details ...

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