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News: Opinion: It's not called Middleware-Services for a reason

  1. Bill de hÓra has written about the ongoing RESTful vs. WS-* debates that are raging. He discusses the increased convergence between web and middleware factions, and how it can only be a good thing.

    Read Bill in It's not called Middleware-Services for a reason

    Read Mark Baker in Jim Webber ambushed by REST advocates

    Read Jim Webber in REST Advocates in Hit-and-Run Guerrilla Insurgency
  2. Old News[ Go to top ]

    Isn't this a non-issue since June 2003? SOAP 1.2 provides HTTP GET support:

    http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/REC-soap12-part0-20030624/#L26854
  3. Jim claims, "The fact is that regular Web Services have a far more uniform interface than the REST style."

    But his term "uniform interface" is ambiguous. Is he referring to WSDL having a payload schema? Are 'uniform' and 'polymorphic' antonyms in this case? If he meant 'strongly typed', then why didn't he just say so?