I have a rails application on a remote server and a different rails application on a local server. I need to exchange some data between them. I have full control of both ends.
The Web Services chapter of AWDR begin with "This chapter is mildly controversial...For new applications where you aren’t constrained by external interfaces, you might want to consider using a lighter-weight REST approach."
Googling turns up a bunch of articles, but they tend to be older, and I'm concerned that I wouldn't be following the latest thinking. Any pointers?