Building a Basic Web API

  • Badrinarayanan Lakshmiraghavan


A web API is just an application programming interface (API) over the web (that is, HTTP). When the resources of an application can be manipulated over HTTP using the standard HTTP methods of GET, POST, PUT, and DELETE, you can say that the application supports a web API for other applications to use. Because HTTP is platform-agnostic, HTTP services can be consumed by disparate devices across different platforms.


Application Programming Interface Action Method Resource Representation Uniform Resource Identifier Partial Update 
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© Badrinarayanan Lakshmiraghavan 2013

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  • Badrinarayanan Lakshmiraghavan
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  1. 1.ChennaiIndia

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