REST APIs Glorified HTTP Requests, Experts Say

SAN LUIS OBISPO — A team of experts from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena released an official statement where they declared REST APIs “an exalted way of calling good ole HTTP requests on top of TCP, like it’s been done since the 80s”. In a press conference called on March 17th 2022, the experts urged the software community to “stop glorifying old, known concepts with a coating of fancy names and unnecessary complexity which adds nothing to the matter”.