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REST Makes More Sense

From Real World Web Services:

It has a frankly dismissive closing Future Web Services Directions chapter, which seems about right to me. Money quote, which does not 100% reflect my world-view but is worth reproducing: Unfortunately, if the examples as shown in this book are any indication, REST-based projects are liable to lead to considerably more client code for the maintenance of the XML processing as compared to SOAP-based solutions.

Client-code schmient-code, REST web services just make more sense.