No other technology in the IT history generated as many fierce debates as REST did. The most remarkable thing is that disputants usually demonstrate totally no understanding of the subject under discussion.

Let’s start with the very beginning. In 2000 Roy Fielding, one of the HTTP and URI specs authors, defended his doctoral dissertation on ‘Architectural Styles and the Design of Network-based Software Architectures’. Fifth chapter of this dissertation is ‘Representational State Transfer (REST)’. It might be found there.

As anyone may ascertain upon reading this chapter, it holds quite an abstract overview of distributed network architecture, which is bound…

Sergey Konstantinov

The API Guy

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