Comparing Architectural Styles for Service-oriented Architectures – a REST vs. SOAP case study

Becker Jörg, Matzner Martin, Müller Oliver


Abstract
Two architectural styles are currently heavily discussed regarding the design of service-oriented architectures (SOA). Within this chapter we have compared those two alternative styles - the SOAP-style with procedural designs similar to remote procedure calls and the REST-style with loosely coupled services similar to resources of the World Wide Web. We introduce the case of a business network consisting of manufacturers and service providers of the electronics industry for deriving a set of requirements towards a specific SOA implementation. For each architectural style we present a concrete SOA design and evaluate it against the defined set of requirements.

Keywords
Service-oriented architecture, REST, SOAP



Publication type
Conference Paper

Peer reviewed
Yes

Publication status
Published

Year
2008

Conference
Information Systems Development (ISD 2008)

Venue
Paphos, Cyprus

Book title
Proceedings of the Information Systems Development Conference 2008

Editor
Papadopoulos George A, Wojtkowski Gregory, Wojtkowski Wita, Wrycza, Stanislaw, Zupancic, Joze

Pages range
207-215

Publisher
Springer

Place
New York City, NY, USA

Language
English

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