Amazon Web Services

The big difference he sees (I’m not sure this is accurate) is that REST is preferred by weakly typed scripters (Python, XSLT) where as SOAP is preferred by strongly typed programmers (Java, C). Interesting statistic from this talk: Amazon provides both SOAP and REST interfaces to their data. About 80% of the calls come through REST, 20% through screen scraping.
At Cafe con Leche