Contents tagged with SOAP
In my experience, once a SOAP API gets into production and is working, nobody wants to touch it. They can be very finicky beasts. Sometimes the most innocuous update can stop a client application in its tracks. Exposing a SOAP API to external customers just raises the risk level. One approach I frequently see is putting an HTTP or REST API in front of the SOAP stack. This adds a layer of indirection that allows some wiggle room into the exposed API. This blog posts talks about some of the issues to consider when trying to build a resource oriented HTTP API as a façade to a SOAP API. Continue reading...