Distributed computing using SOAP. What about speed ?

Tim Daneliuk tundra at tundraware.com
Fri Jul 27 13:10:03 EDT 2001

Thomas Weholt wrote:
> What do you mean by "reliability"? I think we're talking about different
> worlds here; I'm developing a system for normal users, who can accept
> infrequent failures and some downtime without ending in financial ruin.

For end-user computing, you may be right.  For back-office computing
I think the risk is way too high.

> Companies spending millions on huge projects cannot. SOAP is supported by
> IBM, Microsoft etc. and would they risk promoting, even building complex
> systems like .NET on this technology if it wasn't suitable at all?

Umm, yes they would.  Microsoft built a multi-billion dollar empire
on buggy, unreliable software that is "good enough" for consumer-grade problems.
As you point out above "reliable" depends in what context and by what measure
you are working.

Tim Daneliuk
tundra at tundraware.com

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