Things evolve to become ever more complex - not more simple.
What is ReST?
What is ples? >> ples is a set of ReSTful HTTP interfaces to commonly used Open Source databases for the Perl, Python and PHP scripting languages. An application exposes its database to other applications as a REST web service i.e. URI-addressable resources. ples will provide a simple HTTP based mechanism for interoperability between applications and databases over networks and the Internet.
What is ples-utils? >> A hodgepodge of simple, small but very useful programs written in Perl, Python or PHP. For example - untill quite recently there was no way to access hosts.deny/allow from within Python - now we have PyTCPWrap, courtesy of the ples project.
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