Re: REST vs. RESTful

Subject: Re: REST vs. RESTful
From: John Allred <jack -at- allrednet -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2012 13:10:16 -0600

Kevin,

Are they referring to rest, in the sense of motion? Or are they referring to "REpresentational State Transfer?" On the wikipedia page for this topic, the following quote appears: 'Conforming to the REST constraints is generally referred to as being "RESTful".'

~john



On 2/18/2012 12:15 PM, McLauchlan, Kevin wrote:

One group around here is working on a project that refers (in part) to RESTful this-or-that.

They seem a little vague when cornered.

It appears to come down to "complying with, or being somewhat associated with REST".

So, the natural next thought, for me at least, is:

Does that make everything else "RESTless" ?

This spurs further speculation about a relationship with the ongoing caffeinated binge in software and web? Java? Red Bull?


It doesn't help that we already speak of "data in motion" and "data at rest" for our own purposes (data security and encryption). It's not entirely biguous. :-)


- k


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