SOAP vs. REST Comparison: Differences in Performance, APIs & More

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SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) and REST (Representational State Transfer) are both web service communication protocols. SOAP was long the standard approach to web service interfaces, although it's been dominated by REST in recent years, with REST now representing more than 70% of public APIs according to Stormpath.