What is Rest API and what is the difference between SOAP and Rest API?
Term REST refers to Representational State Transfer which is a set of functions and thus helps developers in making requests along with receiving responses. In Rest API interaction is made with HTTP protocol and in a very short time, it becomes a productive standard for API creation.
|SOAP is a protocol and specially designed with a specification.||It is an architectural style that doesn’t follow any strict standards but follows some constraints.|
|Soap only uses XML for exchanging information and data.||In Rest API it’s the choice of implementer which data format he/she wants to use such as JSON, Plain-Text, and HTML.|
|For Security, SOAP use SSL and WS-security and is preferred for the bank account password, card number, etc.||It has SSL and HTTPS for security.|
|SOAP is not generally preferred but used in cases where more reliability and stateful data transfer requires.||It is most preferred by developers as it provides more maintainability and scalability.|