What SPECIFICALLY are the limitations of the REST API?


Hi – I understand the conceptual benefits of the streaming API, but am also interested to see if the RESTful API would fit our use-case. If so, there’s a smaller integration effort our side, and that’s a good thing! Do you anywhere have a clear, concise comparison of the two APIs showing QUANTITATIVELY what the limits are of REST vs Streaming? Thanks


Take a look at the Pros and Cons list in Things Every Developer Should Know. This should answer your questions about the differences between the two APIs, and what each one is best used for.