Stu Charlton makes a strong case for why WS-SOAP will never get beyond its current level of development.
The entire fiasco should go down in computing lore as an epic tragedy.
But the most interesting statement from his post is this...
WS-Eventing isn't really implemented or ratified. So there's still a lot of room for MQ, JMS, TIBCO/RV, etc.Apparently some lessons are hard to learn.
We've now all learned no one in their right mind, vendor or customer, should be investing in WS-SOAP. Furthermore, we should all *immediately* begin extrapolating the lessons learned over the last few years.
Why would anyone, vendor or customer, invest in *any* of the above listed messaging technologies?
OK, if I ran a trading floor with a lot of value moving around constantly I would give RV a look. But under no other circumstances.
If I had any of these already in my data center I would already have a plan in place for isolating and ultimately obsoleting them. Any minor investments would fall under the category of "regret".
HTTP, XMPP, maybe AMQP, and very few others would be on the short list.