In this presentation, recorded at QCon London 2008, Mark Little explains the history of SOAP/WSDL/WS-*-based web services and RESTful HTTP and shows that both approaches have their roles to play in any good architects toolkit. He elaborates on where possible convergence could, or should, occur within the industry.
Dr Mark Little is Red Hat's Technical Development Manager of the SOA Platform, Director of Standards and representative on the Java Executive Committee. Prior to joining JBoss, he was Chief Architect and co-founder at Arjuna Technologies and a Distinguished Engineer at HP, leading the development of the world's first Web Services transactions product.
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