I’m glad Sam Ruby is contributing to the SOAP/REST discussion. As a leader in the Web services space, his word goes a long way. I’m looking forward to reading his article.
As for “bad advocacy”, I don’t believe that I’m an advocate for REST, at least in the REST/SOAP discussions. I see myself as more of a soothsayer, trying to warn people that the current approach to Web services cannot do what people hope it can do; namely, work on the Internet. But my hope is that the industry understands this soon, because I’d prefer to see it put resources into more fruitful endeavours rather than spending them repeating past mistakes. But if they don’t, then they’ll just have to learn the hard way.
Curmudgeonly yours. 8-)