• Addressing Doubts about REST

    by Stefan Tilkov on  Mar 13, 2008 38

    Invariably, learning about REST means that you’ll end up wondering just how applicable the concept really isbeyond introductory, “Hello, World”-level stuff. In this article, Stefan Tilkov addresses 10 of the most common doubts people have about REST when they start exploring it, especially if they have a strong background in the architectural approach behind SOAP/WSDL-based Web services.

  • Making Sense of all these Crazy Web Service Standards

    by Michele Leroux Bustamante on  May 16, 2007 7

    Michele Leroux Bustamante explains the most relevant WS-* standards used today in terms of their actual implementation among WS platforms (with a focus on Java and .NET), their level of adoption and readiness. If you are new to web services or to the WS* protocols, or you are having difficulty keeping up with the pace of change in this area, this article should help.

  • Eric Newcomer on WS Transaction Standards

    by Stefan Tilkov on  Sep 27, 2006

    In a recent blog post, IONA CTO Eric Newcomer wrote about the OASIS Transaction TC's progress in standardizing the Web services WS-Coordination, WS-AtomicTransaction and WS-BusinessActivity specifications. Eric talked to InfoQ about this particular set of specifications, as well as the standardization process and the role of the big players in general.