REST API as part of Credits infrastructure. Manual on how to use it on Credits blockchain  

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Representational state transfer (REST) is a software architectural style that defines a set of constraints to be used for creating Web services.

A REST API is a way for two computer systems to communicate over HTTP in a similar way to web browsers and servers.

The term REST was introduced and defined in 2000 by Roy Fielding in his doctoral dissertation.

REST main qualities include

Client-Server. System A makes an HTTP request to a URL hosted by System B, which returns a response.
Stateless. REST is stateless: the client request should contain all the information necessary to respond to a request. In other words, it should be possible to make two or more HTTP requests in any order and the same responses will be received.

Cacheable. A response should be defined as cacheable or not.

Layered. The requesting client need not know whether it’s communicating with the actual server, a proxy, or any other intermediary.

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