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Monday, February 05, 2007


Tim Bray writes...

WS-*? In the real world, it’s about being able to interoperate with WCF, and while that’s a worthwhile thing, that’s all it’s about. It’s not like HTTP or TCP/IP, truly interoperable frameworks, it’s like DCOM; the piece of Windows’ network-facing surface that Microsoft would like you to code to. For now, anyhow; it’ll be at least as easy as DCOM to walk away from when the embarrassment gets too great.
Which is the way it should be, since SOAP essentially exists because DCOM was even worse.

1 comment:

quark said...

SOAP and WSDL is definately a step in the right direction, but when the reference for WS-* compatibility isn't mandated by a standard but by a single vendor's implementation (namely Microsoft's WCF), the interoperability improvements from DCOM aren't that great. Yes, it's now more transparent and we have more implementations, but interoperability hasn't improved that much since the DCOM days.

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