Amazon RESTs while Google SOAPs

by Simon St. Laurent

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While Google's generated a lot of buzz with developers about its SOAP interface, Amazon's offering a more REST-like approach through its Associates program.

Amazon's use of XML and HTTP is much simpler than the Google SOAP approach - download the Google developer package and visit the Amazon explanation (Associates only, alas) to see the difference.

Does it matter at all that Amazon's XML is much cleaner when Google's XML is easily plugged into Web Services frameworks?