The term REST refers to a type of software architecture. It is an acronym for REpresentational State Transfer. Within the software development world, when REST architecture is used, it is referred to as RESTful web services. The term REST, first coined by computer scientist Roy Thomas Fielding in 2000 in a doctorate dissertation paper, helps to streamline and simplify what would be otherwise complex data…

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Comparison of REST vs. SOAP API

Soap vs Rest API

TLDR: Unlike REST (REpresentational State Transfer), SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) is a messaging service. REST operations are data-driven, whereas SOAP is a function driven architecture. SOAP solely uses the XML schema data format. On the other hand REST is permitted to use HTML, XML, JSON, and more. As far as bandwidth, REST APIs are going to need…

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