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REST and SOAP: When Should I Use Each (or Both)?

Posted by Mike Rozlog on  Apr 01, 2010

SOAP and REST both work, and both have pros and cons around interfacing to web services. But, it is up to the web developer to make the decision of which approach may be best for each particular case. 24

Resource-Oriented Architecture: The Rest of REST

Posted by Brian Sletten on  Dec 03, 2009

Brian Sletten discusses REST architecture, SOAP and WS-*, Semantic Web, URLs as IDs, URIs and URNs, freedom of form, logically-connected late-binding systems, HATEOAS, and the impact of Semantic Web. 19

A Decade of SOA: Where are we, Where are we Going?

Posted by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Oct 26, 2009

SOA is 10 years old. InfoQ has gathered Jeff Andres, Eric Ballou, Dave Hollander and William El Kaim, all experienced Enterprise Architects, to share their perspectives as part of a virtual panel. 3

Rationalizing the Presentation Tier

Posted by Ganesh Prasad, Peter Svensson on  Jul 04, 2008

Thin client paradigm characterized by web applications is a kludge that needs to be repudiated. Old compromises are no longer needed and it's time to move the presentation tier to where it belongs. 24

Book Published: Essential Windows Communication Foundation

Posted by James Vastbinder on  Apr 04, 2008

InfoQ is pleased to provide a hosted chapter from the recently published "Essential Windows Communication Foundation" authored by Steve Resnick, Richard Crane, and Chris Bowen.

Open Source WS Stacks for Java - Design Goals and Philosophy

Posted by Stefan Tilkov on  Oct 04, 2007

InfoQ spoke to the lead developers of the most important open source Java Web-services stacks about their design goals, standards, data binding, XML, interoperability, REST support, and maturity. 12

Making Sense of all these Crazy Web Service Standards

Posted by Michele Leroux Bustamante on  May 16, 2007

Michele Leroux Bustamante explains the most relevant WS-* standards used today, their implementation among WS platforms (with a focus on Java and .NET), level of adoption and readiness. 7

Interview with Sanjiva Weerawarana: Debunking REST/WS-* Myths

Posted by Stefan Tilkov on  Feb 16, 2007

InfoQ had a chance to talk to WS-* expert and WSO2 CEO Sanjiva Weerawarana about Web services standards, Microsoft's role, and the ongoing REST vs. SOAP/WS-* debate. 39

Interview: Pete Lacey Criticizes Web Services

Posted by Stefan Tilkov on  Dec 12, 2006

Pete Lacey, author of the "S stands for Simple" dialogue talks to InfoQ about the problems he sees with Web services in general, and SOAP, WSDL and UDDI in particular. 31

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