REST (REpresentational State Transfer) is architectural style, and an approach to communications that’s often used in the development of web services. The utilization of REST is usually preferred over the additional heavyweight SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) style because of REST doesn’t leverage the maximum amount bandwidth, that makes it an acceptable use over the Internet. The SOAP approach needs writing or using a provided server program (to serve data) and a client program (to request data).

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