Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Who or what interacts with REST APIs?, part of Learning REST APIs.
- When explaining how REST APIs work,…you'll often hear people refer to…clients who consume the REST API.…The question is, who are these clients?…And what exactly are they consuming?…As you know by now, a client in this scenario…is not the human interacting with the website or app,…but rather, that website or app itself.…We are merely the operators of these REST clients,…and the clients consume the REST API…by creating and sending requests,…and receiving and parsing responses.…
The beauty of the REST API is that…at its core, it does not care who the client is…as long as the client follows the rules.…The REST API's job is to receive requests,…process data, and send responses.…Where those requests come from,…and where the responses go, is relatively irrelevant.…That means, if you have an open REST API,…say for a regular WordPress site,…anyone can access that REST API.…And once they're in, they can figure out…how to access its methods and resources…thanks to the REST constraints.…
Once they have that information,…they can then send valid requests to…
- What is a REST API?
- Who or what interacts with REST APIs?
- Anatomy of a REST request
- HTTP status messages
- Request/response pairs
- GET, POST, and DELETE
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