RE: REST vs. RESTful

Subject: RE: REST vs. RESTful
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: John Allred <jack -at- allrednet -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2012 10:28:58 -0500

Yes.

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> inc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of John Allred
> Sent: February-18-12 2:10 PM
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> Subject: Re: REST vs. RESTful
>
> 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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