3 reasons to use REST
Posted by Vivek on January 17, 2013
Here are a few reasons why REST is gaining popularity:
1. Need for speed – REST can take advantage of HTTP caching and proxy to provide improved speed. Example – cacheable map tiles in Google maps
2. Efficient parsing – It is easy to parse JSON, plain old XML (POX) than the verbose SOAP
3. Reduce network traffic – SOAP messages generally require compression when passed over network. Passing lighter JSON, POX messages will consume less bandwidth.