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Alternative to heavy soap calls?

 
Jaideep Kshirsagar
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Hi,

Does hooking up to a SOAP service takes a lot of time? It has been observed that considering initialization and query time, SOAP is on heavier side.
Is there any light alternative to SOAP?

Rgds,
Jai
 
Masoud Kalali
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Hello,
Can you explain more about your problem?
alternative to SOAP is REST which does not uses ws-* standards. you may take a look at it http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Representational_State_Transfer .

new JAX-WS framework support it, you may take a look at http://metro.dev.java.net if you are interested.


hope it helps
 
William Brogden
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Before SOAP there was XML-RPC - still supported by this toolkit and various commercial alternatives.

These days many people are reacting to the complexity of SOAP and the WS-* specifications by looking at REST style web services. As Masoud said, tell us more about your problem - how complex are the requests, how large are the responses, etc.

Bill
 
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