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Erwin Heil
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Hi Ray,
what's your opinion?
Is the WebService technology with its basic components (XML,SOAP,WSDL,UDDI..) the ultimate and definite solution for platform and application independent (and automated) communication? Is it the way to to realize real interoperability, no matter wich devices, languages or technologies are involved?
Thanks for your time spending in this forum.
Erwin
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Vinod John
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Related Question :
Though SOAP is one of the (or the) best avilable protocol for platform independent data transfer but still the security, speed of data transfer and processing is inferior to lot of (now) old distributed computing technologies, how do you think this will be addressed in future ?
 
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I believe that WS has a good future. For example it is used in grid computing.
 
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Is the WebService technology with its basic components (XML,SOAP,WSDL,UDDI..) the ultimate and definite solution for platform and application independent (and automated) communication? Is it the way to to realize real interoperability, no matter wich devices, languages or technologies are involved?

Some opponents of SOAP-based web services would argue that web services technology components are not just WSDL, UDDI, and SOAP (WUST?). The other service-oriented components are ebXML, ASN.1, ReSt, asap (asynchronous web services), etc.
From a broad perspective, we can also argue that service-oriented architecture (SOA) is the goal of web services architecture. You may already note that IBM has been selling SOA instead of pure web services pitch. SOA means real interoperability, no matter which devices, languages or technologies. Thus, Corba, C++ or Java can be a means to build SOA with web services.
Putting this in the perspective, SOAP-based web services may be the mainstream, while there are other mechanisms or alternatives.
Personally, there are advantages to staying with the mainstream, 'cos there are many tools and literature available. It's always healthy to hear different voices or perspectives, so that we know we can achieve the same goals with different means. Just my 2c input.
 
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