Technical glossary of translation terms
Occasionally, you’ll come across some unfamiliar terms on the intercontact website or when talking to people in the localisation and translation industry. You’ll find many of these terms listed here with short explanations.
Simplified, REST describes machine-to-machine communication via HTTP.
REST stands for Representational State Transfer. It is a software architecture that allows an unlimited number of different interfaces to be used and connected. This guarantees that data is transferred perfectly between different systems.
The API stands for Application Programming Interface. It is responsible for several tools and protocols for implementing data transfer in user software.
See also: API, HTTP
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