Thursday, August 04, 2005

Don't drop the SOAP...

After lunch I decided to go and see what Randy Ray had to say about the SOAP protocol...


Don't drop the SOAP...

Randy was giving his talk in response to an article a few months back which advocated REST services over the complexity of SOAP. Randy argues that you should not confuse complexity with detail, and gave a vigourous defence of SOAP, but I definitely sensed some reservations in the audience. I'm must admit to being confused. Like Randy, I view SOAP and REST as very different beasts, and I don't understand how people can advocate REST over SOAP when they're clearly useful for different things.

Update: Randy has a post about his talk on his blog...