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Lorna Mitchell:
Five Clues That Your API isn't RESTful
January 23, 2013 @ 10:50:49

Lorna Mitchell has posted a quick checklist of things you can ask about your API to see if it's RESTful or not (five of them):

I get a lot of emails asking me to get involved with API projects, and that means I see a lot of both implemented and planned "RESTful" APIs. [...] A service of some other description may work better for other scenarios or skill sets, and non-RESTful services can be very, very useful. If you tell me that your service is RESTful, then I expect it to be. If you're not sure, look out for these clues:
  • It has a single endpoint
  • All requests are POSTs
  • Response metadata is in the body, not header
  • There are verbs in the URL
  • The URL includes method names

She suggests, though, that "being RESTful" isn't a requirement for "being useful" when it comes to APIs.

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