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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

RESTful web service - what is this?

Many of us have, at some point or the other, created and consumed web services. Many of us have created and consumed RESTful (or REST) web services, because that is the trend nowadays. Or have we actually created a HTTP based web service and not really a REST web service? It's pretty easy to create a HTTP based web service with, for example, Microsoft's ASP.NET Web API 2 framework and provide the consumer of the service with a JSON payload. But there is more to a REST web service than 'just returning a JSON payload'.

So what is a REST web service?

Read the full article here.

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