Saturday, November 18, 2006

Doctor's advice: Use less SOAP and get more REST

People giggling behind your back? Conversations stop when you enter the room?
Maybe your fly is open. But chances are you're still using SOAP.

And SOAP is so yesterday. REST is yesterday too but looking at it is that time of the year again to make fun of SOAP.

If you're planning on doing BPEL though - and that's all about orchestrating business processes by linking web services with each other - you're in for a treat: if you don't speak SOAP (more generally speaking: WSDL) in that part of the world, you'll find yourself lost in translation.

Oh, and REST is around long enough to have its own antipatterns:

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