Monthly Archives: December 2005

My Wikipedia policy

I don’t have one , which is probably just as well since I don’t (AFAIK) have a Wikipedia page 8-) (other Mark Bakers do though). But if you want authoritative, rather the concensus-derived (well, in the steady state at least) information on me, visit my home page. P.S. if you squint a little, you’ll see… Read More »


You scored as Maximus. After his family was murdered by the evil emperor Commodus, the great Roman general Maximus went into hiding to avoid Commodus’s assassins. He became a gladiator, hoping to dominate the colosseum in order to one day get the chance of killing Commodus. Maximus is valiant, courageous, and dedicated. He wants nothing… Read More »

When SOA consultants attack!

Jeff Schneider apparently takes offense to my Service Oriented Web presentation; Yes Mark, you can order a pizza with SOAP, with REST, with CORBA, with RMI, with EJB and more. Don’t tell that to the designers of the WS-Splat stack. As late as 2002, I was still being told by some of them that REST… Read More »


A bold statement from Ian Davis on his piece called “SOAP Destined to A Life of Obscurity“. He declares his suspicion that; […] SOAP is finally being sidelined into a niche activity. I think that’s slowly being realized by more and more people. It’s just never fast enough for me. 8-) As I mentioned in… Read More »