[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.