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Poll: Do you work with SOAP or REST services?

Do you mainly work with SOAP or REST, a little of both services, or neither? Let us know by taking this developer poll.

I rarely work with SOAP Web services unless they are part of an enterprise application. Many services I integrate with do not even offer a SOAP end point. But I am always doing a lot of integrations with things oriented towards consumers, or for use primarily in non-enterprise scenarios.

All the same, the lack of SOAP support surprises me, given the relative lack of support for REST in .NET. I would say that nearly all of the systems I connect to are using REST, but when I make a Web service I use SOAP. What is your mix of SOAP and REST?

J.Ja

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Justin James is the Lead Architect for Conigent.

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technomom_z
technomom_z

REST services are particularly easy to write and debug, especially if you have tools built for JAX-RS and either JDO or JPA. SOAP services are great, right up until you try to use them from a non-Java client. Then you realize how much of a huge pain they are.

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