How to really use PUT, POST and PATCH in a RESTful API

Http verbs, or header fields, are an important part of a RESTful api request, they allow us to separate and identify the requests purpose and enable all possible CRUD (create, read/retrieve, update, delete) operations which end users/BAs etc are more commonly used to describing.

There is not a direct mapping to between the http verbs and the CRUD operations and a misunderstanding of this mapping can be the source of over complicated explanations and wrong uses. This post looks to explain how this misunderstanding can come about and set right the purpose of the verbs. Continue reading “How to really use PUT, POST and PATCH in a RESTful API”