Phil Windley writes this compelling piece on why SOAP may be on the way out as a top choice of transport mechanism, being trumped by the simpler REST (XML over HTTP) formula. Carlos Peres is quoted as observing that the SOAP envelope is "extra machinery" that "has never been shown to improve interoperability.
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It may be too soon to tell, but there are some signs that Asia will implement SOA more rapidly than America will. As Actional CEO Tom Ryan told us this week, "We are seeing a growing increase in activity and acquisition and implementations of SOA in the Asia-Pacific -- almost outpacing what's going on here in the U.
Actional Corp. has joined HP Services and Getronics to deploy a new SOA-based e-government exchange that enables Hong Kong's citizens,producers andvariousgovernmentalagencies toeasily access and sharerelevant information.
In previous posts on this blogsite, we talked about what some industry observers say is a looming XML performance crisis. The main culprit, it seems, is text XML, which carries with it a pile of metadata that could choke systems at the receiving end.
Yahoo is making its internal systems resources available to developers through Web services, notes Alice LaPlante in Web Services Pipeline. "Yahoo has joined the ranks of Google, eBay, Amazon.
In a recent opinion piece at SandHill.com, John Hagel, author of the forthcoming book The Only Sustainable Edge, argues that SOA is generating tangible benefits in the marketplace.
SOA in a box? Perhaps we're being sold too much box for something that requires a lot of thinking outside the box.
Jasmine Noel, an expert in infrastructure management, is cited by ZDNet's Chris Jablonski for remarks on the opportunities presented to organizations by compliance laws such as Sarbanes-Oxley.
ZapThink is hosting a new series of free web radio "casts" to address some of the key issues in the field right now. Seems like a pretty good cast of participants, actually.
As if we needed more confusion in the SOA world,ZapThink's Ron Schmelzerpoints out in a new piece that "registries" are being confused with "repositories," while the UDDI spec is being confused with a product. "In the world of SOA, significant confusion surrounds the storage and management of Service metadata that developers need during design time, as well as the metadata that the SOA infrastructure requires to manage Service operation during runtime," he states.