HI WS Gurus
Even after going thru Web Services specs related to SOAP, UDDI & WSDL, one simple thing still I'm not understanding.
Background - Few years back, while working for client having n number of Applications & their integration, I implemented Servlet based solution. It comprised of publishing URLs which when you call passing some parameters, you will get required response. If you want to know about the URL service, than pass "info" keyword to calling URL and in return you will get the usage information. This way, 3 applications working on Java Servlets, Microsft ASP & Perl CGI were integrated to internal as well external clients.
Now my question is when we have such simplistic solution available for integration, than why to consider Web service for simple requirements. There may be some complex requirements where this simplistic model may not work, but the solution I provided to my client, I feel is one of the very good approach for interaction between different technology applications. Than, why do most of developers are rushing blindly to adapt this technology which is nothing but too much of over engineering for simple publishing requirements. Please enlighten me with your comments.
Thanks a lot & Regards