No matter what your WordPress skill level is, you have no doubt heard about the WordPress REST API. If you are a user (like myself) there is some confusion about exactly what the REST API is and does. I picked two videos this week which are geared towards users.
REST: Representational State Transfer – A piece of software that functions as a connection between two different applications.
API: Application Programming Interface – describes an HTTP-based style of building APIs that is lightweight, user-friendly, highly compatible and works with high volumes of data.
You can also read this recent article on GoDaddy about the REST API.
Topher DeRosia: What’s a REST API and Why Should I Care?
The WordPress REST API is one of the most fundamentally important new aspects of WordPress, yet it’s rarely explained to people who aren’t developers.
Rachel McCollin: The REST API For The Rest of Us