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JSON API vs REST: What are the differences?

What is JSON API? One of many data formats that is often applied to REST. It is most widely used data format for data interchange on the web. This data interchange can happen between two computers applications at different geographical locations or running within same hardware machine.

What is REST? A software architectural style. An architectural style for developing web services. A distributed system framework that uses Web protocols and technologies.

JSON API and REST are primarily classified as "Query Languages" and "Remote Procedure Call (RPC)" tools respectively.

According to the StackShare community, REST has a broader approval, being mentioned in 9 company stacks & 5 developers stacks; compared to JSON API, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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What is JSON API?

It is most widely used data format for data interchange on the web. This data interchange can happen between two computers applications at different geographical locations or running within same hardware machine.

What is REST?

An architectural style for developing web services. A distributed system framework that uses Web protocols and technologies.
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