Mark Massé - REST API Design Rulebook
CHAPTER 1. Introduction
REST API Design
For many of us, designing a REST API can sometimes feel more like an art than a science. Some best practices for REST API design are implicit in the HTTP standard, while other pseudo-standard approaches have emerged over the past few years. Yet today, we must continue to seek out answers to a slew of questions, such as:
- When should URI path segments be named with plural nouns?
- Which request method should be used to update resource state?