The rise of mobile devices finally pushed the adoption of RESTful web services into the mainstream of application development. But years before this, companies used web services to build sophisticated service-oriented architectures for application development and integration. Some of the enterprise service bus (ESB) and API management vendors have even tried to adapt SOA systems to the brave new world of mobile devices—with limited effectiveness….
Sourced through Scoop.it from: blog.dreamfactory.com
A very practical discussion why RESTful Web Services are more suited for mobile apps than SOA. But also a frank discussion about the principles behind SOA, which still hold true.