In ColdFusion 10, we have added support for creating and publishing REST services. You can now make the ColdFusion components available as REST services so that various clients can access them. REST stands for Representational State Transfer. It is an architectural style based on web standards and HTTP protocol. The idea here is to use HTTP protocol instead of complex mechanisms such as CORBA, RPC, or SOAP to connect between the machines. In fact, you can imagine the World Wide Web, which is based on HTTP, as a REST-based architecture.