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You can tap the sign as much as you want, that battle was lost a long time ago. REST is just the common term people use for HTTP+JSON RPC.



DONT THINK I WONT


"Ugh... REST is too much work! We'll just change the meaning to suit us."


> "Ugh... REST is too much work! We'll just change the meaning to suit us."

See also: Agile. DevOps.

It's pretty common once you look.


Why should people do hypermedia if it is too much work?

The Web (the prototypical REST application) had a lot of good ideas, not just hypermedia. It certainly makes sense to attribute those good ideas to REST.


You gotta say RESTful if you want to emphasis RESTfulness. But I personally don't care. I don't mind JSON RPC.


Then say that?

Rest pedants don’t care if you don’t use rest, as long as you don’t call it rest. It’s hardly a difficult concept.


Yea, but nobody cares what REST pedants think.


True that. I use it incorrectly with non-technical folk as they may understand what a REST API is, but when I say "it's more like an RPC interface" their eyes glaze over.




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