REST 101: The Beginner's Guide to Using and Testing RESTful APIs
This REST API tutorial will help you learn exactly what RESTful Web Services are — including: best (and worst) use cases, the difference between a REST API and a SOAP API, and how to test a REST API for not only usage, but use cases.
We've organized it around what REST API influencers believe are the most important things for you, as a developer, to know in order for you to build beautiful RESTful Web APIs that will actually solve your API consumers’ needs.
Some key topics we've covered, include:
- What is a REST API?
- The differences between REST & SOAP
- When to use RESTful web services
- An introduction to testing REST APIs
- REST testing with SoapUI Pro