Debugging RESTful services
One of the things that makes RESTful APIs so wonderful for inter-operability is the ease with which they can be debugged. Since most of them use HTTP basic authentication over HTTPS if you are wondering what is going on under the hood one can use a standard web browser. That’s one of the many beautiful aspects of RESTful APIs a means of integration.
That’s the reason why everyone in the industry that has an incentive to be easy to integrate with is headed in this direction. This is screen shot showing using Chrome to look at a person record for Highrise. Notice that schemas are not required.