What is REST API?
The very short version is: WordPress will return Json objects from certain endpoints. Here’s a sample:
A URL like this will return a Json object with the 10 most recent post. Why don’t you try it in your browser:
REST API is much more that reading content. You can create, read, update and delete content on the server.
With the REST API WordPress will open the gates to a very interesting future. Perhaps themes as we know them will be obsolete in the near future. Even the Dashboard could be something in the past.
Bang the drums, and hoist the flags! WordPress with REST API is here.