Web Services

Centralpoint's web API is an interactive module to create or consume web services. Representational state transfer (REST) or RESTful Web services are one way of providing interoperability between computer systems on the Internet. REST-compliant Web services allow requesting systems to access and manipulate textual representations of Web resources using a uniform and predefined set of stateless operations. In a RESTful Web service, requests made to a resource's URI will elicit a response that may be in XML, HTML, JSON or some other defined format. 

The response may confirm that some alteration has been made to the stored resource, and it may provide hypertext links to other related resources or  collections of resources. Using HTTP, as is most common, the kind of operations available include those predefined by the HTTP verbs GET, POST and so on. By making use of a stateless protocol and standard operations, REST systems aim for fast performance, reliability, and the ability to grow, by using reused components that can be managed and updated without affecting the system as a whole, even while it is running. Centralpoint's Web API allows you to initiate web services, complete with token and user security to achieve any local development you may need to do.

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