The RESTful API has a funny place in the software development world: it’s widely regarded as the best general-purpose pattern for building web application APIs, and yet it’s also nebulous enough of a concept to cause endless disagreements within teams over exactly how to implement one.
“It’s going to be a music machine – like, full keyboard and everything – but
each of the keys is going to be mapped to – wait for it – cat sounds! We’ll call
it the ‘Meowsic Machine’! Oh, and we need it to be accessible to everyone via the
Web. Which is easy, right?
You are reminded that the universe can be a cruel place.
It’s now your job to make this happen.