According to Evans Data Corp's latest Web Services Development Survey, Web services with Web 2.0 interfaces are surging. Evans Data finds this in the rising use of AJAX, a key component of the Web 2.0 architecture. Close to half of developers surveyed say they are already working with AJAX or plan to do so in the coming year. REST (Representational State Transfer) use is rising as well. The Evans Data survey found a 37 percent increase in respondents implementing or considering REST, with one out of four surveyed saying that they are considering REST-Based Web services as a simpler alternative to SOAP-based services.
"Consistent with the increasing adoption of Web services we are also seeing the same for AJAX," stated John Andrews, President of Evans Data. "This framework, now more than ever, is allowing developers the means to make Web-based applications function more like desktop ones."
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