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?


Keep your engineering skills up to date by signing up for TechRepublic's free Software Engineer newsletter, delivered each Tuesday.


Justin James is the Lead Architect for Conigent.

Editor's Picks