Re: The Revenge of the Geeks

From: Arved Sandstrom <>
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2013 21:47:33 -0400
Message-ID: <XG%Ms.61014$H5.46906_at_newsfe28.iad>

On 01/26/2013 04:47 PM, BGB wrote:
> On 1/26/2013 8:12 AM, Arne Vajh°j wrote:
>> On 1/26/2013 12:31 AM, BGB wrote:

[ SNIP ]
>>> FWIW: I once messed briefly with XML-RPC, but never really did much with
>>> it since then, although long ago, parts of its design were scavenged and
>>> repurposed for other things (compiler ASTs).
>> XML-RPC never really took off. Instead we got SOAP.
> I don't really like SOAP...

[ SNIP ] I don't know anyone who does, I know I don't. Still, it's what we've got. For well-designed operations and schemas it's not that verbose, not appreciably worse than JSON. Having WSDLs and the ability to validate is useful, although over the years I've come to believe that WSDL-first is an abomination unless the project is extremely structured and disciplined.

SOAP is also - still - the only game in town for various security and transactional tasks, even if aspects of WS-Security are atrocious. For true web services I'd use REST almost always, because SOAP actually isn't much to do with the Web at all. But if I need application security, encryption of portions of a message, non-repudiation, transactionality etc,and I'm really doing RPC, I'm using SOAP.

AHS Received on Sun Jan 27 2013 - 02:47:33 CET

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