Here’s an article from Torque written by Lana Miro which I thought you might find of interest.

The REST API is a universal exchange language that every website and application can use to communicate. It allows you to obtain data from remote sources, e.g., third-party apps, using the so-called HTTP commands – GET, POST, PUT, and DELETE. REST API is flexible software because it returns data in various formats. However, WP REST API sends and receives data in the JSON format only.  Web developers highly value it since it requires no additional protocols to function correctly.

To read more head over to Torque

Till next time,
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