REST 101: The Beginner's Guide to Using and Testing RESTful APIs

Using + Testing RESTful APIs

In the SmartBear REST API tutorial you will learn what exactly are RESTful Web Services and what are its 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.

Since this is your very own REST wiki, we will be organizing 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.

In this guide, you will learn:

  • 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 NG Pro.

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