Introduction to REST API
REpresentational State Transfer (REST) is an architectural style that defines a set of constraints to be used for creating web services. REST API is a way of accessing the web services in a simple and flexible way without having any processing.
REST technology is generally preferred to the more robust Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) technology because REST uses the less bandwidth, simple and flexible making it more suitable for internet usage. It’s used to fetch or give some information from a web services. All communication done via REST API used only HTTP request.
Who invented REST?
REST was defined by Roy Fielding, a computer scientist. He presented the REST principles in his PhD dissertation in 2000.