Monday, November 09, 2009

Developing a REST based Web Service

Developing a REST based Web Service: "REST (REpresentational State Transfer) is an architecture for distributed hypermedia systems. The World Wide Web is possibly the best known implementation of this architecture style. The term 'REST' was coined and described by a dissertation written by Roy Fielding in 2000. This article by Nicholas Floyd covers the architecture which contains four basic constructs that address common concerns such as: scalability, generalized interfaces and resources, and patternized approaches for manipulation of resources."