As the number of smartphones rocketed, so did the number of mobile apps. Organizations of all sizes – many of which, at this point, were now rushing to have a mobile presence – had to quickly come up with solutions to deliver the so-called "APIs" and therefore give mobile apps access to information, either locked in backend systems and/or only accessible via SOAP web services.
It is worth noting that most organizations, having already made considerable investments in the adoption of traditional SOA solutions, understandably were (and many still are) keen to leverage their existing capabilities (not just in terms of technology but also in terms of people) in order to also satisfy these emerging requirements.
The reality was ...
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