A simple way to build REST style services within Joomla. Restful is a plugin that provides the basic logic. To build a service, you create a plugin in the folder "restful". Your plugin can specify multiple combinations of operations (such as GET, POST, DELETE) and URIs (such as /restful/object). The Restful plugin triggers your plugin(s) with the event onRestfulPaths. Your plugin can then provide the service itself, or invoke your component to provide the service. The Restful plugin provides useful services to carry out HTTP Basic Authorization, with the option to check whether the user belongs to specified group(s). With the Restful plugin in place, you can quickly and easily build new services. A sample service plugin is also available for download in the same location as the Restful plugin. Please see the documentation link for more information.