A REST API  lets you look at data as a series of resources from which you query, update or create based on your individual needs.

A RESTful API uses HTTP requests to “GET,” “PUT,” “POST,” and “DELETE” data. It is based on representational state transfer (REST), an architectural style that can be used to create and interact with cloud services. RESTful APIs are not reliant on specific resources or software, meaning data can be returned in a number of different formats, easily adaptable to specific needs.

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