The good news is that if you are reading this blog then you have used REST. The reason is that REST is the architectural basis for the Internet. When you opened your web browser of choice and typed www.jamescbender.com into the address bar and hit ENTER, the browser issued a request to the access resource located at www.jamescbender.com (whatever that may be) using the REST GET verb. In fact, if you’ve ever navigated to any website you’ve seen REST in action. That’s the basis of REST; clients make requests to servers using a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) which, depending on which REST verb was used in the request, returns, created, alters or deletes the resource at the location specified by the URI. It’s that simple.