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Updated README with a little more explanation about the Adapters and a link back to the guides to read more about the RESTAdapter.
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Yehuda Katz authored March 22, 2013

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@@ -6,9 +6,22 @@ updating those models, then saving the changes back to a persistence layer. It
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 provides many of the facilities you'd find in server-side ORMs like ActiveRecord, but is
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 designed specifically for the unique environment of JavaScript in the browser.
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-This is definitely alpha-quality. The basics work, but there are for
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+Ember Data provides a central Data Store, which can be configured with a range of 
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+provided Adapters, but two core Adapters are provided: the RESTAdapter and BasicAdapter. 
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+The RESTAdapter is configured for use by default. You can read more about it in 
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+the [Guides](http://emberjs.com/guides/models/the-rest-adapter/). It provides a fully
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+RESTful mechanism for communicating with your persistence layer, and is the preferred
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+and recommened choice for use with Ember Data.
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+The BasicAdapter is intended to provide a way for developers who want full control 
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+over how the persistence layer is communicated with via their own implemented Ajax
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+hooks
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+This is definitely alpha-quality. The basics of RESTAdapter work, but there are for
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 sure edge cases that are not yet handled. Please report any bugs or feature
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-requests, and pull requests are always welcome.
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+requests, and pull requests are always welcome. The BasicAdapter is under heavy 
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+development at present. 
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 #### Is It Good?
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