RESTful Web Service (API) Development

Building a data-driven website or application (mobile or desktop) requires a reliable foundation. These days that often means a REST-based API at the heart of those applications. The odd thing is, while REST seems to be the new hotness, it's always been with us. Long before we had SOAP and other heavy, contrived, and complex methods of interfacing with web servers, we had the beautiful simplicity of HTTPs built-in verbs that sit at the foundation of a RESTful interface.

REST is more than a trend. It's a return to something done right.