Arthur C. Clarke’s third law says; Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic After a busy several days on www-ws-arch I’ve come up with my own version; Any sufficiently advanced technology is likely to be marginalized
I came up with it to explain the different binding approaches taken by the Web and Web services. A priori knowledge plus Ex post facto knowledge = Constant Any suggestions for a name for this principle?
Sean McGrath points out that some folks (himself included) are making predictions for Web services in 2003. It’s surely an oversight that I wasn’t asked for my predictions 8-), so here they are; Web services will continue to struggle on the Internet. XMethods will list only 400 available-over-the-Internet services by the end of the year.… Read More »
Sean McGrath calls for a “workable definition” of a Web service in order to bring integration complexity down to O(n) from O(N^2). While a definition would be a good start, more importantly we need a common abstraction. This drives integration complexity down because once you’ve integrated with one service, you’ve (ideally, and not that uncommonly)… Read More »