SOAP Versus REST Battle Still Haunts Us

June 7, 2011 No Comments

Loraine Lawson just posted a thought-provoking piece, asking if SOAP is “holding back business.” SOAP versus REST was an inside-the-datacenter developers’ debate, but there’s more at stake these days, she points out.

There’s no question REST has been on the rise, especially among hot new online services. ProgrammableWeb’s survey of 3,200 Web APIs For example, finds REST five times more prevalent than SOAP. Alex Williams raised the issue in his review of the buzz at the recent Gluecon conference, referring to SOAP as the “undead.”

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