Paul Downey covers the risks of premature standardisation, partial implementations and open extensions, cloud computing lock-in, and formal activities vs lightweight open processes like open source.
Phillip Ghadir presents an application initially built using SOAP, WSDL, WS-*, and was later migrated to REST, Atom, and AtomPub, explaining the decisions made, the pitfalls and the lessons learned.
Mike Daley and Stewart Marshall present the ba.com architecture, the challenges faced to build it, and the tools used. They describe how they created an SOA comprising document-based services.
Jim Webber explains the core concepts of message-oriented and resource-oriented web services, expresses his thorough dislike of WSDL, and shows an example of a RESTful workflow.
In this presentation, Scott Davis provides a pragmatic, down-to-earth introduction to Web services as used in the real world by public sites, including SOAP-based, REST and POX-style examples.