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A project I worked on did something similar using MEF plugins which sounds like the way to go for this project. Other plugin frameworks are available. The application would be comprised of multiple parts - A lightweight host that is a simple updater/launcher that merely queries a server to find out what plugin it needs to download and execute. The ...


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According to the documentation, anonymous information about the user's system is sent with an update request. I'd say that technically your colleagues are correct. This info doesn't appear to be used to affect the response to the request, so it doesn't really belong there. A better way to send that info would probably be to POST to a separate resource, ...


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RFC 7231, Section 4.3.1: A payload within a GET request message has no defined semantics; sending a payload body on a GET request might cause some existing implementations to reject the request. So in short, sending a payload is indeed incorrect. As far as REST goes, use POST if you're creating an item, and PATCH for partial updates or PUT for full ...



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