June 14, 2005

Steve: Developing on the Edge

This is an interesting little paper re-examining Java frameworks for SOAP - there's this second wave of Web Service developers that are starting from scratch and doing the remote-object thing... this post tries to direct them to a more direct and managable approach:
Developing on the Edge:
I like to view JAX-RPC as the EJB of Web Services. EJB was designed to hide all the detail of persistence and distribution from those little developers, who didnt need to worry about such things. JAX-RPC was also designed to hide all the detail of serialization and distribution from those developers. Everyone knows that EJB is wrong, Ed and I are just pointing out that the emperor's clothes are equally sparse when it comes to XML messaging.

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