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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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      GraphQL is a data query language and runtime designed and used at Facebook to request and deliver data to mobile and web apps since 2012.
      OpenAPI
      It is a publicly available application programming interface that provides developers with programmatic access to a proprietary software application or web service.
      OData
      It is an ISO/IEC approved, OASIS standard that defines a set of best practices for building and consuming RESTful APIs. It helps you focus on your business logic while building RESTful APIs without having to worry about the various approaches to define request and response headers, status codes, HTTP methods, URL conventions, media types, payload formats, query options, etc.
      Oracle PL/SQL
      It is a powerful, yet straightforward database programming language. It is easy to both write and read, and comes packed with lots of out-of-the-box optimizations and security features.
      Oracle PL/SQL
      It is a powerful, yet straightforward database programming language. It is easy to both write and read, and comes packed with lots of out-of-the-box optimizations and security features.
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