Monday, August 26, 2002
EAI Journal: The Web Services Scandal; How Data Semantics Have Been Overlooked in Integration Solutions.
"At best, the lessons we’ve learned from industry’s work with EDI have shown us that:
Today’s Web services scandal is that:
- Defining standard vocabularies is difficult and time-consuming.
- Once defined, standards don’t adapt well.
- People don’t implement standards correctly anyway.
That's probably why documents should be the primary focus and the way you send bytes and bits is of secondary importance. Build your vocabularies, define your semantics, structure your documents, then talk about SOAP, REST or pigeon mail to deliver them.
- The hype around dynamic discovery is overblown.
- Vendors aren’t focused on the semantic element of the problem.
- One wonders if the technology’s evolution is not misdirected."
Posted to services, xml @ 9:15:27 AM ()
Copyright (C) 2002 Paul Kulchenko
Updated 8/26/2002; 9:17:17 AM