This means that the statistics returned will vary slightly from the real statistics. For instance, if Michael Vick passed for 179 yards in Week 5, then he might have 195 yards passing in our developer’s API. This is how we protect our product while allowing potential customers to develop their applications without a significant investment.
Representational State Transfer (REST) is a style of web service architecture for developing scalable, distributed systems. REST has emerged as the preferred web service design model of technology organizations.