Who Rules Web Services? SOAP or REST?

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2008-03-28 Print this article Print

Take the best from both SOAP and REST,  says two programming experts debating the issue at the

LAS VEGAS – So, which style of service enablement is better: SOAP or REST?

A pair of programming experts tried to put that debate to rest March 27 during a talk at The ServerSide Symposium here. Ted Neward, founder of Neward & Associates consulting and training company, and Brian Sletten, a partner with Zepheira, a Web 2.0 enablement and software development shop, argued the benefits and drawbacks of both Simple Object Access Protocol and Representational State Transfer.

Sletten and Neward discussed the benefits of Web services and how the vision behind them is solid in the goal to deliver reusable business functionality, platform and language independence, asynchronous processes, coordinated business systems, long-running transactions, and multipartner orchestrations and integration.

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Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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