Gosling Scoffs at SOAP

by Steve Anglin

Related link: http://www.infoworld.com/articles/hn/xml/01/10/29/011029hngoslingtalk.xml

"SOAP is an overhyped rehash of RPC that will evolve into a semichaotic system of integrated services," says Sun Vice President, Fellow, and Java founder James Gosling. This clearly indicates that Sun's Web services framework, SunONE, and its Java platform does not intend to adopt SOAP (specifically, WSDL) and UDDI in the long-term. Instead, James and Sun hope to convince Web services developers to adopt RPC, JAX-RPC and other JAX API as well as ebXML.

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