🎇A REST API (also known as RESTful API) is an application programming interface (API or web API) that conforms to the constraints of REST architectural style and allows for interaction with RESTful web services.
🎇REST stands for representational state transfer and was created by computer scientist Roy Fielding
The action should be indicated by the HTTP request method that we’re making. The most common methods include GET, POST, PUT, and DELETE.
- GET retrieves resources.
- POST submits new data to the server.
- PUT updates existing data.
- DELETE removes data.