Chris.Wesselman 6 Questions 0 Answers 0 Best Answers 23 Points View Profile 1 Chris.Wesselman Beginner Asked: November 9, 2018In: RESTful Design REST 1 What are the key benefits of using REST and is it a simpler data processing solution compared to others? Share Facebook 1 Answer Voted Oldest Recent Alexander 2 Questions 94 Answers 15 Best Answers 621 Points View Profile Alexander Expert Added an answer on 11/10/2018 at 5:52 pm REST is an architectural style for distributed systems. For details please refer to the dissertation of Roy Fielding: https://www.ics.uci.edu/~fielding/pubs/dissertation/rest_arch_style.htm REST is also referred to as a resource-oriented architectural style and is thus opposed to the service-oriented architectural style. The World Wide Web with the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is the prototype of a REST architecture, whereby not every web service that is directly based on the Hypertext Transfer Protocol necessarily has to be RESTful. HTTP APIs that, for example, do not follow the hypermedial principle of REST are often referred to as REST-like APIs. In practice, almost all IOT platforms (such as Watson, Mindsphere or Predix) use a REST-like HTTP API. FORCAM FORCE Bridge supports a RESTful API with the Hypertext Application Language (HAL) but also offers plain JSON without hyperlinks. 0 Reply Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer.