REST APIs have experienced an exponential increase in popularity and usage in the past few years. Not only are REST APIs an important tool for web developers, they are also becoming an effective marketing tool for many types of businesses. Design advantages include ease of integration and development, including working well with mobile applications and Web projects. Woody can help you learn how to develop and consume RESTful services, teach you the principals and best practices for developing REST services, and provide insight on why you might want to use RESTful services.