Understanding REST

by Richard Pawson

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In this workbook you will learn about 'RESTful APIs'. REST stands for REpresentational State Transfer, but that information probably doesn't help your understanding one little bit!

By the end of this workbook you might still not understand exactly why it was named that way (few people do) – but you will understand what exactly a RESTful API is, and why it is so important.

We are going to explore a working RESTful API built on top of a very simplified school administration system, called Academy.