Drupal 8: REST in Core

It's a good time to press your advantage as a Drupal developer. 

Drupal 8 has launched, and it's much easier now for Drupal developers to expose content and features on their sites via an API. The capability is built right into Drupal 8 Core. Some contrib modules are attempting to make such capabilities even better.

That means that if you are a Drupal developer, you've got a head start when you're working with Web services, which have become critical part of today's applications and websites.

But first: you have to make sure you understand how to take advantage of these new capabilities.

Following Larry "Crell" Garfield, who led the Drupal 8 Web services Initiative, is a good start. That's why Acquia has partnered with Palantir.net, the Chicago-based Web strategy, development, and design firm, on a multi-part series to cover what you can do with Web services in Drupal 8. Palantir.net is a dream content partner for Acquia on this topic, because Larry Garfield is Palantir.net's Senior Architect and Community Lead. 

This series started off, right here in the Acquia Developer Center, with a post from Larry: Web Services 101. Then Larry advanced the project with a second post: D8FTW: REST-aware Routing. In that installment, Larry continued his comprehensive explanation of exactly what Web services are, providing a necessary and strong foundation for you to approach the exciting Web services developments new to Drupal 8.

Now you can check out Larry's latest, over on the Palantir.net blog. The title of this post #3 is D8FTW: REST in Core. (Kyle Browning from Acquia will writing part #4 in the Acquia Developer Center.)

BTW, if you like to learn via your ears,  Larry and Kyle recently gave a webinar on a related topic: Drupal 8 Deep Dive: What It Means for Developers Now that REST Is in Core.