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Does knowledge of SOAP and WSDL is required for building REST
Joined: Jun 17, 2009
May 21, 2011 09:32:24
I want to practice on web-services,
I'v never worked of read any book on web-services,
my core knowledge is on JAVA and web application development using
, Struts and
so my question is
can i directly start reading and practicing on Web-services using REST
or a knowledge of WSDL and SOAP is a prerequisite for it.
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
May 21, 2011 15:05:46
I would say that study of SOAP and WSDL would contaminate your thought processes and make it harder to appreciate the simplicity of the RESTful style.
Check out the REST references in
the Ranch web services FAQ page.
Serious students will want to grab a copy of
in which he coins the REST acronym.
Java Resources at
It is sorta covered in the
JavaRanch Style Guide
subject: Does knowledge of SOAP and WSDL is required for building REST
Mark Hansen - REST?
Seam after a couple of years
Calling java from ASP
Book Promo: Value of REST web services in the �real world�?
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