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APIs by harryobas: 5:22pm On Dec 15, 2012
Hi guys, just want to talk about how valuable apis have become in modern programming. APIs are everywhere in one form or another from programming language libraries to hosted services. I personally think that programming will be very difficult without apis. Its the best thing since sliced bread in my opinion. Can u imagine what programming would be like without apis.
Re: APIs by webdezzi(m): 11:03pm On Dec 15, 2012
APIs has come to stay and i still wonder why SOAP still exist where JSON makes live easier
Re: APIs by spikesC(m): 5:08am On Dec 18, 2012
hmmm, not to talk of REST apis. So sweet of a thing
Re: APIs by harryobas: 8:08pm On Dec 18, 2012
webdezzi: APIs has come to stay and i still wonder why SOAP still exist where JSON makes live easier

I think soap still has its nitch. In general i would prefer soap if I need to pass around a lot of text since XML excels at wrapping and making up text. But when passing around small data objects, i would tend to use json as it is smaller, easier to parse and more readable
Re: APIs by webdezzi(m): 10:45pm On Dec 18, 2012
i believe json does it better. it's lighter and more easier to use right away, requiring less codes.

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