0 Replies Latest reply on Jun 22, 2007 12:00 PM by falcon_equinox

    Question about Web Services vs HTTPServices

    falcon_equinox
      Hi,

      I am currently working with connecting to remote API's. I have come across a snag as WebServices tend to be slow with large result sets. I did a little research on it and came across this:
      http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flex/articles/server_perf_print.html

      This states a general reason as to why it's slow, however there's one thing I don't quite get.

      Why would HTTPServices be faster then a WebService call?

      They both seem to be using HTTP as stated here:
      http://www.adobe.com/products/flex/whitepapers/pdfs/flex2wp_fdscapacityplanning.pdf

      Is there any more detail as to why the HTTPService would be faster? I've looked for possible differences but havn't found anything of great depth. I thought it could be related to the way they are returning the data, however the default return of both is XML parsed as a tree of ActionScript objects. Anyone have an idea as to why it would slower?