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[REBOL] Re: Article: Web services next big thing for software

From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 11-Jan-2002 12:27

Chris, YekSoon, et al << Chris: Only when they rig the polls. Otherwise people prefer Java so far ;) >> Java, of course, has the advantage of existing. Web services, via .NET aren't available yet, unless you want to deploy using a beta version. << YekSoon: Won't REBOL be a suitable platform for "Web Services"? >> IMHO, Yes! I see the combination of IOS and Rugby as being very powerful. Rugby gives you granular control for remote invocations and IOS gives you a larger infrastructure to build on. << I am curious to know what is the all-encompassing definition of "Web Services". Lots of excitement around this and even more hype.>> I don't know if there is a *single* definition at this point. :) You can make the term encompass a broad area by saying that a web service is any piece of software that can be accessed remotely, and resides on a server somewhere, rather than on the local machine. It could be a single function or a complete application. Maybe someone here has a better definition they can offer up. How much of the technology behind the web services hype is really new? Good question. Will web services, as a revolution, work? Another good question. I think we'll all be doing more "distributed computing" in the future, but I haven't bought into the web services "buzzword" myself. --Gregg