rest vs soap

REST vs SOAP

We recently wrote about the benefits of APIs and web services when building online applications. When it comes to building APIs and web services there are two main contenders: REST (Representational State Transfer), and SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol). What…
apis web services

APIs and web services

For many popular online applications, it’s important to have an architecture that allows webpage data to be read by both humans and machines – and I’m not talking about the Terminator scrolling through his Twitter timeline. As well as allowing…
How HTML5 works

A look back at HTML5

As the standard markup language used to create web pages and applications, HTML (HyperText Markup Language) is a fundamental building block of the World Wide Web. Together with CSS and JavaScript, HTML code is interpreted by web browsers to render…
build your own website

Why build your own website?

A 2015 study from Redshift Research found that 59% of small businesses don’t have their own website. Among respondents’ reasons for not running a website were cost, time, and knowledge required. Although these are reasonable concerns, there are cheaper, quicker…