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

From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 12-Jan-2002 0:06

Gregg Irwin wrote:
>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. >
I think that is is a little bit different ... Web services should mean web automatiotion. So you look and search for some service in UDDI catalog, web service itself is described in WSDL language, and your request comes wrapped in SOAP envelope. MS thinks that machines/ppl/devices/whatever will talk one to each other automatically. But - the more I try to learn about XML world, the more I think it is bloated standard, missing the point sometimes. Too many directions trying to become standards in certain areas. Wouldn't they be better with nice domain specific dialects and parsers? :-) -pekr-