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Where to start learning as someone who's completely green (SOAP and REST)

Brandon Bow

Joined: Nov 02, 2012
Posts: 1
So here I go. I am an Electronic Engineering Technician who made the mistake of going to code academy and began to enjoy learning javascript. I am considering going back to college, and doing a lot of self teaching as well, for programming. I have a few friends who are in the programming field. One who's almost finished with his degree, and another who's doing very well for himself out of college already. The latter suggested, knowing my interests, that I learn SOAP and REST and I'd do very well.

So, with that background, I am not exactly sure what to do to work my way up to wrestling these beasts. I will be taking a HTML with CSS and JavaScript class this semester to get started, but what else do I need before taking on REST for example.

My question in a most simplified manner would be, "Where would someone that knows little about programming but has the potential to learn start the journey to understanding and using REST/SOAP?"

Thanks in advance for your help
Vijitha Kumara

Joined: Mar 24, 2008
Posts: 3817

I'd say if you never done programming, then first start with a programming language (say Java) and then you should be able to study any other technologies (such as REST, SOAP, WS, EJB etc...).

You'll find many resources in our Java FAQ.

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