Friday, November 26, 2010

REST and Resource Programming Model Concepts

Some quick definitions of REST and Resource Programming Model terms:
  • Resource - an entity accessiblie through HTTP
  • URI - used to address resources
  • HTTP Methods - used to read/update resources
  • Item Resource - an individual resource
  • Collection Resource - a collection of resources
  • Representation - snapshot of resource presented in a specific Media Type
  • Media Type - stored in 'Content-Type' header of request or response

Source: Exploring resources, a resource programming model, and code-based configuration

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