Representational State Transfer (REST) has gained widespread acceptance across the Web as a simpler alternative to other Web services ( SOAP and WSDL ). REST is an architecture style or design pattern used as a set of guidelines for creating web services which allow anything connected to a network to communicate with one another via a shared common communications protocol known as Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). The same HTTP verbs (GET, POST, PUT, DELETE etc.) used by web browsers to retrieve and display web pages, audio/video files, images etc. from remote servers and post data back to them when performing…
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