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."