[XML-SIG] SOAP, Web services, hype, and Python
Mon, 17 Mar 2003 09:45:11 +0100
Martin v. L=F6wis wrote:
> Michael McLay <email@example.com> writes:
>>Am I being stubborn and they are correct, or is this stuff really
>>broken and difficult to work with?
> I think so, yes (more precisely: not broken, just ill-designed). It is
> so complex that it ain't no fun. Whenever I need RPC, I use CORBA.
>>Are web services considered a dead end in the Python community?
> I can't speak for the community in general, but I'll observe that
> people seem to contribute only things that they need in their own
> projects. So from the lack of contributions, I'd conclude that nobody
> really *needs* web services.
I'll have to object to that. Web services are in wide spread
use and the base is getting larger.
I agree that getting everything to work isn't easy, which is one of the
reasons why Tim Couper and I have developed the Siena Web Services
Architecture (http://www.siena-tech.com/) -- it basically does away
with all the complicated stuff and lets programmers think about the
services themselves rather than all the logistics that go between the
using application and the server.
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