Today’s myth: limiting the number of methods is a good idea.
From an old thread on WebDAV methods:
REST encourages the creation of new methods for obscure operations, specifically because we don’t want to burden common methods with all of the logic of trying to figure out whether or not a particular operation fits the 99.9% case or one of the others that make up 0.1%.
That doesn’t mean you want to make up a new method if you don’t have to, like
GET /stockQuote/43 for that. A small number of methods will get you pretty far, but perhaps not all the way. For authoring applications, you’re likely to hit some snags. You’re also likely to hit some religion.