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ColdFusion 8 Developer Tutorial by John Farrar

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SOAP Web Services

SOAP web services are very valuable. There are certain things offered by SOAP that are not offered by REST. One of these is the ability to interact with Flex/Flash/AIR apps along with SOAP-based services. This standard is the best standard for packing the data that goes to the Flex/Flash/AIR apps. The larger the data, the more valuable this standard becomes. It makes data five times smaller. Therefore, the larger the data packets are, the more is its impact. It is possible to support both REST and AMF requests from the same app and server if it helps to optimize.

SOAP has traditionally been a very challenging technology with which to work. If someone is using a different platform, then it may be harder for them to provide or ...

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