Definitions

Term Description
API Application Programming Interface
definition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/APIexternal link
Atom The Atom Syndication Format used for web feeds
definition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atom_(standard)external link
cURL Command line tool for transferring files with URL syntax
definition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CURLexternal link
site: http://curl.haxx.se/
JSON JavaScript Object Notation
definition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JSONexternal link
REST Representational State Transfer
definition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Representational_State_Transferexternal link
article: http://www.infoq.com/articles/rest-introductionexternal link
HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol
definition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Httpexternal link
HTTPS Hypertext Transfer Protocol over Secure Socket Layer
definition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Httpsexternal link
HTTP Status codes Specified by RFC 2616
definition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Http_status_codesexternal link
site: http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2616external link
Session token A unique identifier generated by the server and sent back by the client
definition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Session_(computer_science)#HTTP_session_tokenexternal link
SSL Secure Socket Layer
definition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Sockets_Layerexternal link
XML Extensible Markup Language
definition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xmlexternal link