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Blog Archive for mchampion during June 2003

I must confess that when I first started hearing about Service Oriented Architectures or SOAs, my reaction was "oh brother, here we go again ... more vague mumbling about 'paradigm shifts' by analysts who have predicted 10 of the last 2 revolutions." The definitions one finds didn't inspire confidence ... usually something along the lines of "a SOA is an architecture in which the components...
Sean McGrath seems to be the first to link to this weblog, and I'll return the favor by publicly disagreeing with him <grin>. Actually, there's not a whole lot in the XML world that Sean an I disagree about, I strongly recommend his ITWorld columns . But apparently the benefits of SOAP are one of them, as he says: " I would argue that it is not the case that for more complex apps, SOAP is...
For some users, the Java and XML roads come together in a smooth interchange where objects can be serialized as XML and schemas cleanly bound into classes. But for others, they come together in a maze of alternative sidestreets, and there are a lot of interesting things happening there that one one misses by simply taking the "databinding interchange." The overall theme of this weblog is to...