Terminologies Used in RESTful API

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What are commonly used terms in RESTful API?

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Here are some commonly used terms in RESTful API:

  • RESTful API - Refers to the client-server API of a REST compliant software.
  • REST API - Same as RESTful API.
  • Service - Refers to the URL component that identifies the location where the server can be reached by clients. For example, "http://petstore.swagger.io/v2" identifies the service of the Pet Store REST software.
  • Resource - Refers to the URL component that identifies a specific resource on the server. For example, "/pet" identifies the "pet" resource managed by the Pet Store REST software.
  • Operation - Refers to a specific operation that clients can operate on a given resource on the server. For example, "GET http://petstore.swagger.io/v2/pet/{petId}" refers to the "Retrieve" pet information operation.
  • Parameter - Refers to a specific parameter that clients can provide different values when invoking a given operation. For example, "{petId}" refers to the "petId" parameter that clients can provide values like 100 or 101.

 

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