A Brief Introduction to REST

InfoQ has an interesting article about the REST philosphy in web services and SOA.

… The promise is that if you adhere to REST principles while designing your application, you will end up with a system that exploits the Web’s architecture to your benefit. In summary, the five key principles are:

Give every “thing” an ID
Link things together
Use standard methods
Resources with multiple representations
Communicate statelessly …

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