Within the context of REST, a schema is a definition of the structure of a type of resource. Resources are analogous to OOP objects. They collect data that are part of either a REST request or a REST response. Cloud API uses resource definition files to define the resource structure and the way in which information is mapped between the resource and the corresponding data model entity.
This topic describes how to configure the different types of resource definition files.
If you want to interact directly with the concepts in this topic, go to the following tutorials: