The mobile Internet communicates with HTTP(S), follows an architectural style called REST, serializes data as JSON & compresses with GZip and Deflate.
These different standards weren’t mashed together by a working group. They represent a grass-roots phenomenon that transformed how the Internet communicates.
Data traverses the globe through routers and firewalls via the Hypertext Transfer Protocol HTTP(S). While standards bodies worked for years to create the simple object access protocol (SOAP), the representational state transfer protocol (REST) emerged from a Phd dissertation. REST used the basic verbs of HTTP including GET, POST, PUT and DELETE, to pass messages and call remote procedures across heterogeneous systems.
Reduce risk to your business by betting on open standards to support all devices rather than taking dependencies on proprietary technologies you don’t control. What is your organization doing to eliminate vendor lock-in by moving from closed to open standards?
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