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What is REST?

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  • 0:05
    with Joe Shindelar
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    There are a lot of different types of web services
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    APIs that you can build-- REST, SOAP,
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    and XML-RPC, just to name a few.
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    In fact, since an API is simply a known reliable mechanism
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    for interacting with an application in a consistent manner,
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    you could even conceivably create your own protocol.
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    However, there are already some really good ones in existence.
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    And in this series, we're going to be creating a REST API.
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    But before we can do that, I think it's important to understand

What Is REST?

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The API that we're going to be building through this series is a REST based API so we need to understand the basic tenants of RESTful web services. In this lesson Joe gives a short presentation explaining the basic terminology, workflow, and tennants of REST based web services.

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