Best API for web services?

If you are programming for web services, which API do you use – SOAP or REST? According to some stats, REST is becoming far more popular than SOAP.

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The question however seems to be whether these stats have taken into account all the enterprise apps that still use SOAP.

There is a good comparison of the two APIs here.

Does anyone remember previous discussions along the seem theme over the the years: is X dead, where X =

  • COBOL
  • Java
  • … add more languages here
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