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What are the differences between a regular HTTP web server and a REST server?

I am learning about REST services and from what I understood until now the only difference is the language of the file that is outputted by the script that runs as a backend. Can a regular web server ...
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e-commerce provider cannot provide any documentation for their api, what can be done? [closed]

This hasn't been a huge problem when dealing with the prebuilt templates, provided by the e-commerce platform. But now that Im trying to make it mobile friendly and add some ajax support, it's a huge ...
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Render external page content via REST call

Does anyone know of any extensions or ways to be able to grab content from a REST call and render it in a MediaWiki page? Long story short I need to maintain access to a legacy MediaWiki installation ...
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What is the correct HTTP status code for: “This version of this API has been discontinued”?

I have a RESTful API. There are 3 versions of it: v1, v2, and v3. I am about to publish v4, and we have decided to discontinue v1, meaning that all requests to http://example.com/v1/resource will ...
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How should I upload videos to Amazon S3?

I have a project which is basically a website like YouTube. I am hosting my videos with Amazon S3. I am confused as to whether I should upload videos (200mb+) by a PHP script or by browser-based ...
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What qualifies as a REST web service?

A year ago i developed an iOS application that was connecting to a server with HTTP requests exchanging JSON files, etc... I was told at that time that the server was a web (REST) service. I didnt ...
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REST webservice full implementation: server + client

I've spent a week reading about RESTful webservice and searching for a fully example to build my project above. When I reach a fully understanding of the REST webservice, I couldn't find any full ...
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How to block malicious requests before they reach Apache?

I have a RESTful web service that gets hit by a large number of requests coming from various IPs with dummy logins and random inputs. I have already denied these requests at the HTTP level (using the ...