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Sean Landis on SOA

Stefan Tilkov,

It’s nice to find an article about SOA that one can really, thoroughly, and whole-heartedly disagree with so easily:

The bottom line [about Web services] is that there are too many important characteristics lost due to the design assumptions of hiding remoteness and providing language-independence. If you are considering employing SOA, then consider what’s been written here, and consider a pure Java and Jini approach over Web Services for building your Service Oriented Architecture.

Web services hiding remoteness? Interfaces in a strongly-typed language more suited for SOA than message-based contracts? Come on.

On July 16, 2004 8:16 PM, Richard Veryard said:

I have posted a comment about this debate on my blog

On July 30, 2004 3:10 PM, Sean Landis said:


It’s easy to whole-heartedly disagree with anything. Maybe you could take the time to explain why you disagree. Thanks, Sean