Phil Sturgeon recently posted a screencast demoing his new Rest module for ExpressionEngine 2. The module allows you to easily set up REST requests right inside the EE control panel and then easily display the data returned from those requests in your EE templates (using EE tags).
My first reaction: this is great. A simple way to pull in external data without relying on a different add-on for each data source. Very, very cool. Some of this, of course, could be handled with other tools (like MagPie) or even with a wee bit of PHP in the template, but Phil’s module looks to be much more flexible. I’m looking forward to playing with this when it’s available. Update: this module is now available and costs $30 US.
Watch the video: ExpressionEngine 2: Rest Module