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Goodbye SOAP – Welcome JSON REST

November 2nd, 2010 18 comments

We look at the leader to give us the guidance.

Not sure if that is quote or not but when Google , Apple , facebook or some of the best companies take some step, it is time to take notice.

Google has killed their SOAP API. XML+SOAP was a good milestone in the history of integration but it is now time to look at the next milestone and that next milestone is JSON+REST

What is REST ?

Representational State Transfer (REST) is a software architectural style for distributed hypermedia systems like the world wide web.

The term originated in a 2000 doctoral dissertation Architectural Styles and the Design of Network- based Software Architectures about the web written by Roy Fielding, one of the principal authors of the HTTP protocol specification, and has quickly passed into widespread use in the networking community.

What is SOAP ?

Simple Object Access Protocol . SOAP is an XML-based messaging protocol. It defines a set of rules for structuring messages that can be used for simple one-way messaging but is particularly useful for performing RPC-style (Remote Procedure Call) request-response dialogues. It is not tied to any particular transport protocol though HTTP is popular

Why REST + JSON is a good choice over SOAP? Read more…

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