Buh Bye WS-Arch

I unsubscribed from ws-arch today. There comes a point where you have to throw your hands up, and realize that sometimes very smart people can be very stupid, and aren’t interested in hearing that they’re wrong. Besides, my new job is building RESTful services on an extremely large scale (international), so I no longer have a personal stake in seeing Web services succeed.

To Mike; thanks, you made it bearable. I know you tried, and you’re a good guy and a fine chair for doing so.

To working group members; it would serve you really well to understand software architecture better than you do, and to understand why constraints aren’t necessarily constraints on function, only form.

The sun will set on Web services, as it has on every other attempt to deploy object-specific interfaces on the Internet. I was hoping to be the guy who’d help people understand why this would happen, and in the process, save the industry from wasting a whole lot of time and money. But I suppose there’s no substitution for learning some lessons the hard way.

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