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31 MAY 2010

Representational State Transfer (REST)

"The Representational State Transfer (REST) style is an abstraction of the architectural elements within a distributed hypermedia system. REST ignores the details of component implementation and protocol syntax in order to focus on the roles of components, the constraints upon their interaction with other components, and their interpretation of significant data elements. It encompasses the fundamental constraints upon components, connectors, and data that define the basis of the Web architecture, and thus the essence of its behavior as a network–based application."

(Roy Fielding, 2000)

[1] Cody Fauser, James MacAulay, Edward Ocampo–Gooding, and John Guenin 'High level overview of a RESTful Rails web service'.

[2] Fielding, Roy Thomas. Architectural Styles and the Design of Network–based Software Architectures. Doctoral dissertation, University of California, Irvine, 2000.

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2000abstractionAPIcommon interfacedata • distributed hypermedia system • integratenetwork • network-based application • programming • Representational State Transfer • RESTREST APIRoy Fieldingsoftware architectureUniversity of Californiaweb architectureweb services

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Simon Perkins
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