MachineShop Whitepaper

API-fication_of_Iot

API-fication of the Internet of Things

Turning Things into Services

Web services have evolved over the past several years and the REST API has emerged as the dominant, almost completely universal way that applications, content and services interact over the Internet and World Wide Web.

Today, REST APIs provide the simplest way for connected end points (devices and systems) and business objects (applications and databases) to simply interact in a very controllable, standard way that is almost universally understood by anyone building applications - whether enterprise or consumer.