Integration Roundup: Wash Your Mouth Out With SOAP

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Integration Roundup: Wash Your Mouth Out With SOAP

In this month's roundup, we take a look at the SOAP architectural pattern, how it compares to the REST pattern, and how our community is using SOAP.

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Welcome to this edition of the Integration Roundup! Last time, we covered API Management. In today's post, we'll take a look at the SOAP pattern for software architecture. In the posts enumerate below, we'll see what the DZone community is up to regarding the SOAP architectural pattern,  how they're using it in their integration project, and how they believe it stacks up to REST. 

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Bathing in the Goodness of SOAP

  1. How to Mock REST APIs With SOAP UI by Dilini Rajapaksha. This tutorial shows how to mock a REST API using SOAP UI, with screenshots included, for testing and developing your front-end if the backend isn't available.

  2. The Difference Between REST and SOAP APIs by Arsalan Rashid. This overview will help you understand the differences between REST and SOAP APIs, and how they are used in integration.

  3. Compare RESTful vs. SOAP Web Services From Different View [Infographic] by Dzung Tran. Trying to decide between REST and SOAP for your web service? This dev knows your pain, and that's why he created this infographic.

  4. Consuming SOAP Web Services Using Mule by Danish Sheikh. All you need to consume a SOAP-based public web service from Mule Anypoint Studio is a WSDL to locate the SOAP-based web service.

  5. Calling SOAP From UWP by Mikael Koskinen. SOAP has fallen out of favor in the world of APIs, but there are still web services that utilize it. Today, we take a look at how to communicate with one from a UWP app.

DZone Publications 

  1. DZone's Guide to Integration: API Design and Management featuring articles by John Vester, Guy Levin, Piotr Minkowski, Kin Lane, Ross Garrett, and Tom Smith. Though the field of Integration has been present for ages, the industry is still ripe for some major changes. Significant developments in tools like Kafka, microservice architectures, and container technologies require the latest knowledge of integrating systems. The 2017 Guide to Integration provides this and more by exploring APIs, design and documentation, tooling, and Integration best practices.

  2. DZone's Guide to Microservices: Breaking Down the Monolith featuring articles by Christian Posta, Piotr Minkowski, Markus Eisele, Matt McLarty, Irakli Nadareishvili, Mark Makary, Boris Scholl, Claudio Caldato, and Thomas Jardinet. Microservices haven’t yet hit their 10th birthday, and already, they have dramatically improved developers’ ability to easily change, replace, and scale applications. The increased popularity of Microservices has even led to the development of technologies that coordinate well with the architectural pattern. This Guide focuses on the best approaches to reduce overhead during migration, an efficient method that teams working with Microservices can communicate with each other, and the best hosts for your applications.

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