Clearing the confusion over the RESTful POST method

One of the most common topic of confusion in the world of RESTful web services is about when to use the POST method and when to use the PUT method invocation. Both can be used for creation, and both can be used for updates. But there is a subtle distinction, and you need to understand the difference between the two methods to ensure that you're doing RESTful web services correctly.

One of the most common topic of confusion in the world of RESTful web services is about when to use the POST method and when to use the PUT method invocation. Both can be used for creation, and both can be used for updates. But there is a subtle distinction, and you need to understand the difference between the two methods to ensure that you're doing RESTful web services correctly.

This was first published in November 2012

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