REST (Representational State Transfer) is a software architectural style that defines a set of constraints for creating web services. REST is used to create web services that are lightweight, maintainable, and scalable.

REST is based on the idea of representing the state of a resource, such as a document or database record, using a simple and predictable set of operations such as GET, POST, PUT, and DELETE. These operations are called HTTP methods and correspond to the four basic CRUD operations (create, read, update, delete) commonly used in database systems.

REST is used to create APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) that allow different software systems to communicate with each other over the Internet. REST APIs use the HTTP protocol, which is the foundation of the World Wide Web, to send and receive data.

Some technologies related to REST are:

JSON (JavaScript Object Notation): A lightweight data exchange format commonly used in REST APIs to send data between the client and the server.

OAuth (Open Authorization): An open standard for authorization that allows users to share their private resources (such as photos, videos, and documents) stored on one website with another without sharing their credentials.

Swagger: A tool for creating and documenting REST APIs. Swagger allows developers to describe the structure of their APIs in a standardized format and create interactive documentation, client libraries, and server stubs.

Overall, REST is a widely used approach to building APIs and is an important part of the modern web.

BITS experts have used REST in a variety of projects. A selection of case studies and references can be found below.

Programming, operation and further development of the curated recruiting platform for personal network recruiting

On behalf of opexxia GmbH, a consulting and implementation agency for complex operational projects in the retail sector, BITS GmbH as IT development partner implemented and successfully put into operation the Internet recruiting platform

Integration of GPT-4 (ChatGPT) via OpenAI API into an enterprise travel application for automated curated content generation.

The goal of this project was to streamline the process of creating personalized recommendations for places and experiences through the use of artificial intelligence (AI) by integrating features of GPT-4 (ChatGPT) into an enterprise web app via the OpenAI API.

New and further development of a B2B software for order processing in the automotive sector

The goal of this project was to update a B2B software of a leading European vehicle manufacturer to the latest technical state of the art. Thus, not only the security level should be increased, but also the usability should be optimized. Furthermore, additional business processes and functionalities were added to the software.

Development of a web application and a mobile app to improve breast cancer patient follow-up.

Together with AIM-Apps in Medicine GmbH, AOK Bayern, DAK Gesundheit and Siemens Betriebskrankenkasse (SBK), under the direction of the Klinikum rechts der Isar of the Technical University of Munich (MRI), BITS GmbH participated in the PRISMA study as a consortium partner for the technical infrastructure.

Establishment and operation of a European trading platform for pharmaceuticals

Together with arex PHARMA GmbH, a specialist in the international trade and distribution of European pharmaceuticals, BITS GmbH has established the EU-wide trading platform Rxchange for pharmaceutical products as a strategic IT partner.

Internationalization of an application in particular of the function extension for 21 ESA markets as well as for importers

Further development of a Java business application of vehicle service contracts for international use.

Connection of production machines of a medium-sized manufacturer to the Industry 4.0 OEE solution of BITS for monitoring and optimization of production

The task of BITS was to monitor and control production machines with the help of an OEE solution in order to optimize quality, utilization and costs.

Development and operation of the DACH wide Internet e-commerce platform

Together with drink now GmbH, a specialist in beverage sales, BITS GmbH has set up and operates the Internet e-commerce platform as a strategic IT partner successful to this day.

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