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    REST is the new SOAP api web medium.freecodecamp.org

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      I think this article makes some fairly good points, and I’ll warrant that I haven’t read it in its entirety, but I think one of the reasons the world abandoned SOAP and adopted REST is that outside of the Java and .Net worlds, the tooling was abysmal until far, far too late (and in some cases is still abysmal today).

      So whether or not SOAP was the shining bastion of logical purity the author describes depends very heavily on the platforms and SDKs being used.

      When people feel pain, they reject the tools that cause them pain and find new ones that hurt less. For the simple use cases, REST hurts a LOT less with crappy tooling.