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A little REST and Relaxation


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Representational State Transfer (REST) is an architectural style that I developed while improving the core Web protocols (URI, HTTP, and HTML) and leading them through the IETF standardization process. I later described REST as the primary example in my dissertation. Since then, REST has been used (and sometimes abused) by many people throughout the world as a source of guidance for Web application design. But is the REST that we hear about today the same as what I defined in my dissertation, or has it taken on the baggage that comes with an industry buzzword? This talk will provide a real introduction to REST and the design goals behind its evolution as the Web's architectural style. This is not about XML-over-HTTP as an alternative to SOAP, nor about "resource-oriented" frameworks that help simplify CRUD operations, but rather about the design goals and trade-offs that influence the development of network-based applications. I will also describe what happens when we relax some of the REST constraints, and how such relaxation is impacting the design of the waka protocol as a replacement for HTTP.

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A little REST and Relaxation

  1. 1. A little REST and Relaxation ApacheCon Roy T. Fielding, Ph.D. Chief Scientist, Day Software V.P., Apache HTTP Server Leading the Wave of Open Source
  2. 2. Between us, we cover all knowledge; he knows all that can be known and I know the REST. [Mark Twain] Representational State Transfer Web retrospective Understanding Architecture What is REST? Why REST? REST at Day Q Roy T. Fielding. “A little REST and Relaxation.” ApacheCon Europe, 10 April 2008 2