Use Core EF to create Instant Web API? The biggest advantage of a Restful API is that you don’t have to install anything on the client side (i.e. Your app for example). No SDKs or frameworks are needed nor required. All you have to do is to make a simple HTTP request to the target API service, let the server do the precessing for you and get the result back. Suppose for example, you wanna build a Snapchat clone app. You need for that an image/video processing library, an augmented reality toolkit and an SDK for facial feature extraction. As you may notice, this is time consuming and require a lot of work integrating all the complex libraries into you program.
Another advantage of SOAP is that it offers built-in retry logic to compensate for failed communications. REST, on the other hand, doesn’t have a built-in messaging system. If a communication fails, the client has to deal with it by retrying. There’s also no standard set of rules for REST. This means that both parties (the service and the consumer) need to understand both content and context. At the end of the day, the best protocol is the one that makes the most sense for the organization, the types of clients that you need to support, and what you need in terms of flexibility.
In RESTful Web Services Cookbook, Chief Engineer at eBay (and former Yahoo Architect) Subbu Allamaraju suggests an alternative approach called snapshots. For example, if an order manager wants to see some specific statistics (5 latest orders, 5 biggest clients, etc.) then we can create a snapshot resource that finds and returns all these information: I personally like the snapshot approach better, because it doesn’t feel like querying a database. But with that said, the snapshot approach requires an intimate knowledge of the API user, and the extra order top-level resource will offer more flexibility.
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