Service Station - More On REST
By Jon Flanders | July 2009
What about security? Isn't SOAP more secure than REST?
What about transactions?
What about interoperability? Isn't SOAP supposed to be about interoperability? Isn't SOAP more interoperable than REST?
But what about metadata? So what if REST is so interoperable—there's no WSDL with REST, and without WSDL, I can't generate a client-side proxy to call a service. REST is hard to use.
What if I want to use a transport other than HTTP?
After all that information, aren't you telling me that REST is good for Internet-facing applications, and SOAP for enterprise applications?