Friday, May 19, 2006

Sun's Tim Bray on why he doesn't love SOA

Sun's Tim Bray on why he doesn't love SOA: "Are there just too many XML and Web services standards?
Bray: It's clearly true that there are too many of them. I also have an issue with the process. If you look at many of the successful standards, they tend to be distillations of technology that already existed. XML was a distillation of a previous technology called SGML. Java was created a dozen years ago applying the lessons that had been learned from many other object oriented languages. We had a lot of experience with object oriented languages and Java distilled those lessons. When you go and look at situations where people try to invent a whole new technology and standardize it at the same time, it's, to be charitable, a high-risk undertaking."

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