What does HATEOAS offer for discoverability and decoupling besides ability to change your URL structure more or less freely?
Lately I've been reading about Hypermedia as the Engine of Application State (HATEOAS), the constraint that is claimed to make a web API "truly RESTful". It boils down to basically including links ...
What is the need for 'discoverability' in a REST API when the clients are not advanced enough to make use of it anyway?
The various talks I have watched and tutorials I scanned on REST seem to stress something called 'discoverability'. To my limited understanding, the term seems to mean that a client should be able to ...