While I’m thrilled about REST, I still need to interface with the real
world, and SOAP is unfortunately a necessary API interface for my
What is the status of Activewebservice? Are people using it still? I
see on github that there is a version that SORT of works with RoR
2.2.2 (my API works there anyway) but there are some buglets in it –
the first API call always fails, and every following call works. I
have as part of my deploy script a small script that just calls an
(unpublished but harmless) dummy function to “wake up” the API.
Gross, and likely problematic once it is used by more than one person.
I know the RoR developers have chosen REST, and I agree it is easier,
but what of those who have to interface with real-world applications
where we simply cannot dictate an API?