CRUD is 4 distinct operations and there are seven RESTful actions. Create, Read, Update, Edit, Delete are CRUD actions. R of CRUD holds Index, New, Show, Edit and Edit, and Delete. The actions determine whether your consuming data, or feeding it, all the others are feeding it. JK: "Yeah yeah, REST, CRUD, awfully simple, but actually is simple right? JK. I like to talk to myself about it until I feel I understand it a bit."