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  • From: "Sanjay Vivek" <>
  • To: "Grouper Dev" <>
  • Subject: RE: [grouper-dev] Grouper & Web Services
  • Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 09:14:33 -0000

Sanjiva Weerawarana (the father of WSDL) recently gave a very good
presentation about SOAP vs REST. Interestingly enough, he finds REST
services harder to implement. Then again you might have to take this
with a pinch of salt as he's probably more comfortable with the SOAP
side of things. The presentation can be found at


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jim Fox
>Sent: 28 November 2007 17:59
>To: Sanjay Vivek
>Cc: RL 'Bob' Morgan; Grouper Dev
>Subject: RE: [grouper-dev] Grouper & Web Services
>> REST is the more 'light-weight', agile approach. There is also a lot
>> of traction around REST tooling (Restlet, JSR-311 etc.), however not
>> so much as around SOAP. We have also noticed most new public APIs
>> (Google, Yahoo, Amazon etc.) prefer to use REST to SOAP.
>Around here interest in REST is sharply rising and in SOAP falling.
>If you are programming for the future, rather than the past,
>REST seems the better choice.

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