Who gets the credit (or blame)?

Summary:Dion Hinchcliffe mused on our recent post on who should get credit for launching the Web services/SOA revolution (BusinessWeek says Microsoft started it all), and reviewed the sequence of contributions that led us to where we are today. He provides this excellent timeline.

Dion Hinchcliffe mused on our recent post on who should get credit for launching the Web services/SOA revolution (BusinessWeek says Microsoft started it all), and reviewed the sequence of contributions that led us to where we are today. He provides this excellent timeline.

Dion concludes that while Microsoft played a key role from the very beginning, the "Web services revolutionwould have happened without them. Combined with IBM's commitment andtruly terrific work by smaller parties, we'd still have SOAarchitecture, though less with .NET and SOAP and more with Java, XML-RPC, and REST if Microsoft wasn't involved."














Topics: Cloud

About

Joe McKendrick is an author and independent analyst who tracks the impact of information technology on management and markets. Joe is co-author, along with 16 leading industry leaders and thinkers, of the SOA Manifesto, which outlines the values and guiding principles of service orientation. He speaks frequently on cloud, SOA, data, and... Full Bio

zdnet_core.socialButton.googleLabel Contact Disclosure

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Related Stories

The best of ZDNet, delivered

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
Subscription failed.