1 in 4 Developers To Get RESTed
AJAXWorld has reported a couple of interesting data points from Evans Data Corp’s latest Web Services Development Survey (the article refers to the Spring 2006 survey - I think this is a typo as the Winter 2006 Survey has come out).
First, The REST (Representational State Transfer) 'style' use is on the rise: The Evans Data survey found a 37% increase in respondents implementing or considering REST. Now, as a mentor of mine once said to me, "X% of f*ck all is still f*ck all", so this data really needs qualifying to understand significance of this, I haven't seen original survey data (but I intend to). I do know that there were 400+ respondents.
However, this is noteworthy:
- "with one out of four surveyed saying that they are considering REST-Based Web Services as a simpler alternative to SOAP-based services".
So, if you are one of the 3 out of 4 developers that are not considering REST, then you might want to take a look here.
Another data point in the survey: close to half of developers surveyed say they are already working with AJAX or plan to do so in the coming year.