A Guide to REST and API Design

API Academy

Learn how to use REST to build developer-friendly, sustainable APIs

The Representational State Transfer (REST) architectural style is extremely valuable to organizations that want to create APIs as a way to leverage their existing IT resources in new Web and mobile apps. By applying REST design principles to a protocol, such as HTTP, developers can build interfaces that can be used from nearly any device or operating system.

This eBook from CA Technologies will help architects and developers use the core principals of REST to design APIs that will stand the test of time. Read this high-level guide today and get fully up to speed on:

  • What the difference is between architectural styles and standards
  • How architectural styles are described by constraints
  • Why connectors are not the same as components
  • How to use URIs for identification and media types for representation

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