Monday, 18 August 2003
If you’re lost in a sea of specs, pundits and opinions, might I suggest two very well-written, thoughtful papers:
- Principles of Service Oriented Integration by Sean McGrath at Propylon [pdf]
- Putting the “Web” in Web Services by Steve Vinoski at Iona [pdf]
As a bonus, Vinoski gives us Middleware Dark Matter and the Performance Presumption, both PDFs and both espousing views that I hold quite strongly; that grass-roots technology is important, and that performance isn’t as important as everyone makes it out to be.
Yes, I know this latter bit makes me either a blasphemer or just plain stupid in many eyes. I just wish I communicated ideas half as well as these guys do.