API

The term API stands for Application programming interface. An API for a website is code that allows two software programs to communicate with each other.

REST

The term REST stands for Representational State Transfer. It is an architectural style that defines a set of rules in order to create Web Services. In a client-server communication, REST suggests to create an object of the data requested by the client and send the values of the object in response to the user.

REST + API

A RESTful API is an architectural style for an API that uses HTTP requests to access and use data. That data can be used to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data types, which refers to the reading, updating, creating and deleting of operations concerning resources.

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