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What are the main differences between SOAP and RESTful web services in Java

Jeson84Jeson84 USAPosts: 90Member

Please explain me the main differences between SOAP and RESTful web services in java and how to decide on which service to be used in a particular scenario.

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  • DavidMDavidM USAPosts: 342Member

    For an API which is public and either complex or likely to change, SOAP is better. For all other requirements, you can use REST.

    REST- Faster, light weight, lower bandwidth and shorter learning curve.

    SOAP - provides a mechanism for services to describe themselves to the clients and to advertise their existence.

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