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SS KarthickSS Karthick 

Rest API

Hi folks,
       Can anyone tell me what is the purpose of REST API and how to use REST API ?
Give me the example for creating contact from client application

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shiv@SFDCshiv@SFDC
REST is nothing but a protocol(rules and regulations). like we have a HTTP, FTP etc.

API : API is nothing but an interface (collection of programming methods) which helps to different applications to communicate each other.

Now When I say REST API, It means an API which follows the REST protocol to use web-services.

web-services is nothing but application methods which can be accessed through internet/web.


Please refer this link for better understanding and examples.

http://www.salesforce.com/us/developer/docs/api_rest/api_rest.pdf (http://Please refer this link for better understanding and examples. http://www.salesforce.com/us/developer/docs/api_rest/api_rest.pdf Mark it as a solution if it resolve your problem.)

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