I wish I had the time to comment in detail on all the recent goings-on viz a viz SOAP/SOA-vs-REST, but alas, I don’t (in fact, you probably won’t be hearing very much from me until the summer).

I do wish though – and this comment is directed at both sides of the debate – that folks would stick to technical arguments. Because as much as agnosticism sounds like a reasonable position, it totally misses the point that there exist technical issues that make SOA completely unsuitable as an Internet scale integration architectural style. If you want to add transactions, reliability, asynchronicity, etc.. to the Web, you don’t need to relax any of REST’s constraints as SOA does, you need additional ones.


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