Justto clear the air, I've assembled a list of definitive definitions ofsome of the most commonly misconstrued Web services terms.
- ESBs, or enterprise service buses: Those vehicles that pick up and drop off employees around the Microsoft campus.
- SOAs, or service-oriented architectures: The art and science of designing the structures that house fast-food, video/DVD rental, and car-rental franchise locations for optimal flow between receipt of goods and point-of-sale stations.
- WSDL:A small wind instrument that is a cross between a whistle and a kazoo.A great entertainment value when parties or informal gatherings startto slow down or get dull. A WSDL favorite: "Louie, Louie."
- WS-Security, WS-Addressing, etc.: Originatingin whole or in part from companies in "Washington State." This is partof a promotional branding campaign to boost products originating fromthe state, borrowing on the success of "Washington State Apples" fromthe agriculture sector.
- SOAP: The thing you got your mouth washed out with if you were overheard saying a bad word.
- Interoperability: A bad word.