It seems like everyone building web software is also building REST APIs and nearly all of those REST APIs use HTTP. Despite that, a lot of developers still struggle with the correct usage of HTTP. The two most common problems I see are with status codes and with HTTP methods. This post will cover HTTP methods, but I plan to write another one to cover status codes.

HTTP methods are complicated and can be even more confusing because many existing APIs use methods incorrectly. There are nine HTTP methods available, but the most commonly used methods for most application REST…

Joy Ebertz

Sr Staff Software Engineer & ultra runner @SplitSoftware

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