Well, why are you considering changing a functioning system? Does SOAP provide features you can't get with serialization?
It would have the advantage of allowing to use something other than a Java backend. That may or may not be an advantage.
posted 9 years ago
I'm using hibernate annotations for my dto's and I thought that I just could serialize thoose to the applet but it seems like the hibernate3.jar must be in the applet classpath. So I'm thinking of switching technique.