Resource Names

All new API’s shall adhere to the principles of REST. In doing so the following shall apply:

  • Separate things into logical Collections e.g. members
  • Collections are the collective term for Resources e.g. member
  • Resources are nouns not verbs
  • Collections are plurals


  • /members - members is the collection name
  • /members/bob - Bob is the resource, he’s a member

Why did we choose this?

Pre-existing standard, based on Roy Fielding’s dissertation