REST Web services critical to Rails upgrade

Framework creator declares REST to be superior to the previously-used SOAP for Ruby on Rails Web services

Ruby on Rails 2.0, a planned upgrade to the open-source Web framework, will feature REST (Representational State Transfer) as its preferred choice for Web services, the developer of the framework, David Heinemeier Hansson, said at the RailsConf 2007 event

REST Web services will be emphasized for linking applications when using Rails rather than the more high-profile SOAP technology.