REST is the one of the most popular interfaces on the web today. One part to its success it owes to its simplicity. How number of sites that support REST grows we will need some fast and good solution to use those services on client side. Learn REST: A Tutorial. Working with RESTful Services in CodeIgniter. CodeIgniter is becoming well known for its power as a PHP based web application framework, but it's not often that we see examples of it being used for anything else.
Today we'll learn how we can use CodeIgniter to create a RESTful API for your existing web applications, and demonstrate how to interact with your own API or other RESTful web-services, such as Facebook and Twitter. Program: CodeIgniter, CodeIgniter REST server and CodeIgniter REST client Difficulty: MediumEstimated Completion Time: 30 minutes If you have been following the CodeIgniter From Scratch series you will know by now that it is relatively quick and easy to put together simple web applications, such as blogs, CMS systems, brochure sites, etc. One thing you may not have thought about is using CodeIgniter to create an interactive API. This tutorial is broken down into two parts. SOAP vs. REST – The Best WebService.
Web Services are the key point of Integration for different applications belonging to different Platforms, Languages, systems.
It wouldn’t be wrong if you call Web-services as the “Rendezvous point of the Business”. I’ve been using HTTP and SOAP since several years new. REST is rather new.