A lire absolument: Position Paper For the Workshop on Web of Services for Enterprise Computing
L’introduction et la conclusion du papier:
Web Services based on SOAP and WSDL are “Web” in name only. In fact, they are a hostile overlay of the Web based on traditional enterprise middleware architectural styles that has fallen far short of expectations over the past decade.
It is my position that the W3C should extricate itself from further direct work on SOAP, WDSL, or any other WS-* specifications and redirect its resources into evangelizing and standardizing identifiers, formats, and protocols that exemplify Web architectural principles. This includes educating enterprise application architects how to design “applications” that are “native” web applications.
Ce papier a été rédigé pour un workshop du W3C, InfoQ avait couvert l’événement et vous pouvez désormais consulter le rapport final du workshop du W3C dont la position concernant le débat REST vs SOAP est bien plus nuancé.
From the REST vs. SOAP legacy, the consensus was that there is strength in both approaches and there is a need to identify how best to leverage those strengths