In RESTful style programming, we should use HTTP methods as our building blocks. I'm a little confused though which methods match up to the classic CRUD methods. GET/Read and DELETE/Delete are obvious enough.
However, what is the difference between PUT/POST? Do they match one to one with Create and Update?
Create = PUT with a new URI POST to a base URI returning a newly created URI Read = GET Update = PUT with an existing URI Delete = DELETE
PUT can map to both Create and Update depending on the existence of the URI used with the PUT.
POST maps to Create.
Correction: POST can also map to Update although it's typically used for Create. POST can also be a partial update so we don't need the proposed PATCH method.