Originally posted by Michael Ernest: Mostly vapor, just like Web Services itself.
I have different experience. We finished a web services project for some department of our army. Web services makes sense. It was more or less quickly to develop. We did remain inside budget limits. They are testing and happy so far. Nobody had deeper skills in webservices before. Its about centrally PDFing Lotus Notes and MS-Office documents and putting their metadata inside a xml-database so that they can be searched remotedly. much looser coupling than rmi.
Sun has a good tutorial about Web Services (search at java.sun.com). There is enough stuff to be tested. Axel [ December 18, 2003: Message edited by: Axel Janssen ]