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  • When we have to choose REST API and when the SOAP API in Salesforce?

  • Pooja

    Member
    February 20, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    When we have to choose REST API and when the SOAP API in Salesforce?

  • Deepak

    Member
    February 21, 2020 at 7:05 am

    Hi Pooja,

    I'am giving their difference in uses,please choose according to your requirements:

    1. REST:

    REST is not a protocol, it is an architectural  style
    REST uses URL to expose the web service
    REST allows different data formats: XML, JSON, plain text…
    REST requires less bandwidth than SOAP
    RESTful services inherits security measure from underlying  transport layer
    RESTful service can use SOAP web services as implementation
    REST uses JSON. JSON is easier to parse than XML. Thus, REST uses less memory and CPU
    REST is best for social media based Applications

    2.SOAP:

    SOAP is best for Enterprise web applications, banking transactions.

    SOAP cannot use RESTful services because SOAP is a protocol.

    SOAP uses only XML. XML is harder to parse. SOAP uses more memory and CPU

    SOAP is more reliable in terms of security than REST.

    SOAP uses its own security measures. SOAP is based on standardized Web service security. Thus, better secured compared to REST.

    SOAP requires more bandwidth than REST.

    SOAP Allows Only XML format.

    SOAP uses WSDL class to expose the web service.

    SOAP is a protocol.

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