As a Full Stack Developer how much do you really need to know about HTTP and Rest?
In this blog, I will discuss my experience with HTTP and REST so that you can have a better understanding of the role of HTTP and REST.
- Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
- REpresentational State Transfer (REST)
We all use HTTP and REST services every day, often without even realizing it.
But do we really understand what HTTP and REST are and how they work?
Learning the role of HTTP and REST can be beneficial for anyone who works with tools like HTML, CSS, and even Full Stack Developers.
HTTP and REST are services that are used in many different ways, from working with tools to developing full stack applications.
HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) is the foundation of data communication on the web. It is a client-server protocol that enables users to fetch documents from a server using their web browsers.
HTTP defines how messages are formatted and transmitted, and what actions Web servers and browsers should take in response to various commands.
HTTP is essential for accessing websites and other resources on the Internet, as it allows users to request documents from remote servers, receive responses from those servers, and display those documents in their web browsers. Understanding the key principles of HTTP can help you better understand how the web works, as well as how to make sure your website or application functions correctly.
- What is REST? Representational state transfer
- Why does REST Matter? The Problem solved by REST
- Best Practices for RESTFUL API
REST (REpresentational State Transfer) is a key principle for designing web services and APIs.
It helps developers to create a logical structure for their API by separating it into logical resources and actions.
This makes it easier for the client to access and make changes to the data.
The most common methods used in REST APIs are GET, POST, PUT, PATCH, and DELETE. Each of these methods corresponds to a specific action on the resource being accessed. For example, GET is used to retrieve data from the server while POST is used to create new data on the server.
By understanding these principles of REST URL’s and actions, developers can build robust APIs that are easy to use and maintain.
- Part Art Part Science – A RESTful Tutorial