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REST - Why it became the new norm on the web

  • REST became the go to approach when it comes to large scale distributed systems on, or outside the World Wide Web. This paper aims to give a brief overview of what REST is and what its main draws and benefits are. Secondly, I will showcase the implementation of REST using HTTP and why this approach became as popular as it is today. Based on my research I concluded that REST’s advantages in scalability, coupling, performance and its seamless integration with HTTP enabled it to rightfully overtake classic RPC based approaches.

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Author:Sebastian Faust
Document Type:Study Thesis
Date of first Publication:2019/06/11
Date of Publication (online):2019/06/11
GND-Keyword:API; Client-Server-Konzept; HTTP; Hypermedia; REST <Informatik>; Schnittstelle
Page Number:6
Institutes:Informatik und Ingenieurwissenschaften (F10) / Fakultät 10 / Institut für Informatik
CCS-Classification:C. Computer Systems Organization
H. Information Systems
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Allgemeines, Informatik, Informationswissenschaft
JEL-Classification:C Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
Open Access:Open Access
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International