Saturday, February 26, 2005

SOAP weary

For those with the energy Radaovan's site has an on-going debate about the whole SOAP thing.

One thing I know for sure. Integration folk (including me) are using words in a certain way, to mean certain things. We *think* the people we are talking with are using the same words in the same way. Words like "message", "asynchronous", "semantics", "API", "transfer", "resource", "service", "interface"... the list goes on. We don't have shared semantics for any of these terms - including the word "semantics" :-(

It is hardly surprising that we do not seem to be making progress. In an ideal world I would put the following people into a room full of white boards and feed them coffee. Their task - sort out the terminology guys!

  • Mark Baker
  • Don Box
  • Tim Bray
  • James Clark
  • Roy Fielding
  • Chris Ferris
  • Pat Helland
  • Radovan Janecek
  • Mark Nottingham
  • Bill de h├ôra
  • Carlos Perez
  • Paul Prescod
  • James Strachan
  • Steve Vinoski
  • Norman Walsh
  • Gregor Hohpe
  • +me :-)

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