"Representational state transfer (REST) is a style of software architecture for distributed hypermedia systems such as the World Wide Web. As such, it is not strictly only a method of building what are sometimes called 'web services.' The terms “representational state transfer” and 'REST' were introduced in 2000 in the doctoral dissertation of Roy Fielding, one of the principal authors of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) specification. The terms have since come into widespread use in the networking community..."

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REST vs Distributed Architectures

«...Examples of architectural styles include the “null style” (which has no constrains at all), pipe and filter, client/server, distributed objects and — you guessed it — REST...»

If decentralization is the future of the internet, the best alternative to REST could be distributed architectures, with P2P for file-sharing, DVCS (git, hg, bzr...) for source control...

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