REST : the short version
getting a clear handle on the definition of the REST architectural style can be daunting. while there is no shortage of descriptions available, i did not find many of them helpful at first. also, as i began talking about REST to colleagues, i often had a difficult time producing clear descriptions for the key points. over time, however, i sharpened my summary into a version that seemed to make sense to most of my listeners.
so i've posted my own definition article: REST - The short version. i've also provided an in-page comment section to encourage feedback. please stop by and let me know what you think.