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Web Services Data Transfer Frameworks for Mobile Enabling Applications


There are various web services architecture and frameworks available for data-interchange between client and server. The two commonly used web services architecture are SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) and REST (Representational State Transfer).

Brief comparison between SOAP and REST:

There are multiple formats available to transfer data between client and server. The most popular ones are XML (Extensible Markup Language) and JSON (JavaScript Object Notation).

Brief comparison between XML and JSON:

Here is a quick guide for developers and architects to select an appropriate framework to transfer data between server and mobile devices. This guide explains the difference between two popular web services architecture – SOAP & REST in more detail, and compares performance, maintenance, security, transactions, messaging etc. between the two frameworks. The guide also examines the pros and cons of two commonly used data-interchange formats i.e. XML and JSON.

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