REST is an alternate and simpler approach for implementing WebServices. It is based on the HTTP protocol and hence leverages a lot of existing infrastructures. It uses an uniform interface thus making it easy to build client applications. In this session we will look at the fundamental concepts behind REST (Resource, URI, Stateless Conversation ..) and how to apply it in the context of a real applcation. We will also discuss the pros & cons of RESTful vs Soap based webservices. We will discuss the design of RESTful application and then look at how to implement it using Spring MVC.