Re: Mini-rant on Java REST (JAX-RS), JSON, XML, JAXB etc...

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Wed, 06 Mar 2013 20:15:56 -0500
On 3/3/2013 10:11 PM, Arved Sandstrom wrote:

On 03/03/2013 10:57 PM, David Lamb wrote:

On 03/03/2013 9:47 PM, Arne Vajh?j wrote:

On 3/2/2013 1:11 AM, Kevin McMurtrie wrote:

SOAP is one of the worst widely adopted protocols ever. It makes LDAP
seem sensible. Just say "no."

It works.

That doesn't negate what Kevin said; it could "work", as in do useful
stuff, while still being the worst widely adopted protocol. I don't know
enough about SOAP to have a personal opinion, though.

As a model of RPC it makes me want to re-embrace CORBA. It's badly

Having said that, if you work with simple subsets it's understandable,
robust, and very widely supported. The use of XML is very defensible, IMO.

I've seen plenty of much more terrible protocols. SOAP doesn't even come
close to some of the Cthulhian mind-blasting horrors I've dealt with.

If one expose a SOAP/HTTP service implemented in language X and
generate a client stub for language Y from the WSDL, then there
is a pretty good chance that it will just work.


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