RESTful Web Services
Representational State Transfer (REST) is a software architecture style exemplified most notably by the World Wide Web. It enforces proper interactions between internal components of a product, without imposing on the users of the product as a whole.
A RESTful web service is a web service that meets the constraints imposed by REST. Four HTTP verbs are normally used to implement a RESTful web service: GET, PUT, POST, and DELETE. Of these, GET is the safest method, being similar to a READ operation. PUT and DELETE are the most harmful methods, capable of overwriting or removing data.
Components Using RESTful Web Services
The following Genesys components use RESTful Web Services:
- Genesys Mobile Services
- Genesys Voice Platform
- Orchestration Routing Server
- Context API
Genesys Software and RESTful Web Services
To minimize the possible detrimental impact of exposing data to the RESTful methods, especially PUT and DELETE, follow the implementation described in the following message: