REST vs. RESTful Application, Part 2
16 August 2006
As if reading my mind from my previous post, Stefan Tilkov comments on Bruce Tate's recent article "REST on Rails" on developerWorks.
In a nutshell, REST:
- Uses TCP/IP naming standards to name resources on the Web
- Queries and manipulates those resources with HTTP
- Uses standard text-based message formats like XML or HTML to structure data
Crossing borders: REST on Rails
Maybe true for a RESTful application, but not for REST itself.