Ted Neward on Web Services

If you are into Web Service, and are trying to understand where the industry is going, you should take a few minutes and listen to this interview on the ServerSide: Ted Neward - Web Services and Security.

If you don't have the time to check it out, here are some highlight from the transcript:

  • I have to go to each of the vendors and I have to beat them over the head with a two-by-four to stop making web services look like RPC calls.
  • Start from your code, just sprinkle some web service magic pixie dust on it and lo and behold you have a web service, bad things, bad, bad, bad, bad. I need to beat the vendors over the head to stop doing that... That’s just not going to work.
  • If you're out there today building a web service and you're not downloading the other platform and working with that as part of your test suites. If you're building a Java web service, you have to download the .NET framework, you have to download NUnit and you have to write your unit tests as NUnit .NET unit tests. If you're not doing that you're fooling yourself.
  • If you just want to do CORBA with angle brackets, fine, you can do it, but don’t be surprised when partners come to you and say it doesn’t work and when you tell them, “Well, that’s because the problem is on your end”.
But you should find the time to listen to Ted's interview!

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