What is a RESTful API?

RESTful APIs refer to any API built using REST tech – ‘Representational State Transfer’ technology – which is generally preferred to its more robust counterpart SOAP tech – ‘Simple Object Access Protocol’ technology. RESTful APIs leverage less bandwidth which makes it the more suitable option for internet usage.

REST is a software architectural style which provides interoperability between computer systems on the Internet. They use HTTP requests to ‘GET’, ‘PUT’, ‘POST’ and ‘DELETE’ data which the REST server reads and then sends a response back to you, the client. 

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