Published: 13 May 2011
Analyst(s): Richard Watson
Representational State Transfer (REST) is a formal description of the architectural model of the World Wide Web. REST is also a lesson in applying the Web's principles to the design of other software systems. Web architecture will remain an underexploited source of value in the enterprise unless there is a deliberate shift toward using REST principles. That shift begins with understanding REST's architectural constraints that make systems more accessible, usable, scalable, higher performing, and maintainable. Research Director Richard Watson assesses REST as an architecture style for building enterprise Web applications and services.
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