SOAP-based Web services are dea
Well, not really. But you'd never know that by listening to the folksat this conference. Here, every time WSDL is shown or mentioned it'streated as a joke and everyone laughs. The concensus here is that WSDLis just WAY to complicated and convoluted to be useful as a programmingmodel. Of course that part is true. The WSDL editor in RAD stillgives me a headache. However SOAP still has a place in the enterpriseas a method for enabling access to data and services. ...Doesn't it?
I'dbe interested in what you're hearing from the broader technicalcommunity inside and outside of IBM about the long term viability ofSOAP. Why SOAP and not REST or microformat delivered gadgets?
Thanks for reading,