SOAP vs REST vs GraphQL vs RPC
SOAP vs REST vs GraphQL vs RPC.
The diagram below illustrates the API timeline and API styles comparison.
Over time, different API architectural styles are released. Each of them has its own patterns of standardizing data exchange.
You can check out the use cases of each style in the diagram.
Source: https://lnkd.in/gFgi33RY I combined a few diagrams together. The credit all goes to AltexSoft.