March 04, 2003

About BEA adding and adding and adding to the WS-* jumble

Christian Weyer posted an item entitled "About BEA adding and adding and adding to the WS-* jumble"

I think the title says it all, unfortunately!
Adding and adding and adding and adding and adding and adding .......!

The whole rash of WS-* specifications are pushing Web Services technology way too far to the "complex" end of the scale IMHO.

I strongly believe that all the lessons from the Internet's birth and early growth prove that complexity just does not work in the long term, so I fear the worst from all these moves from the established industry players.

Simplicity is good - and as Albert Einstein said:

"Things should be made as simple as possible - but no simpler"
Sure, we can build this brave new world with all these WS-* facets, but what's the point if developers will need to understand such a massive list of specifications to be able to do anything? That baby just won't fly!

I think Sam Gentile shares some of my reservations too:

"jumble" is right. Its too many, too fast and quite impossible for many to keep up with.
[ Sam Gentile's Blog - About BEA adding and adding and adding to the WS-* jumble ]
Entry categories: Standards Web Services
Posted by Jorgen Thelin at March 4, 2003 01:24 PM - [PermaLink]
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Excerpt: I just posted a blog entry which referred to posts by both Christian Weyer and Sam Gentile and got a rather strange error when Moveable Type tried to perform the pings. Both of the pages contain RDF entries specifying a traceback:ping entry (taking Sam...
Weblog: - Jorgen Thelin's weblog
Tracked: March 4, 2003 02:25 PM
Don Box on Standards
Excerpt: Some quotes on XML and Web Services specifications from Don Box's keynote speak at the XML / Web Services One conference, as reported by Jack Vaughan at ADT magazine: There are countless specifications in this area. It takes nothing to create a spec, a...
Weblog: - Jorgen Thelin's weblog
Tracked: March 6, 2003 03:16 PM
About Don Box's proposal on stopping the WS-* specs flooding
Excerpt: Don Box says in a conference keynote to stop the WS-* specs flooding and concentrate on what is important.
Weblog: Christian Weyer: Web Services
Tracked: March 6, 2003 04:06 PM
Yes Jorgen. It is really somehow frustrating to see the specs flood we are currently facing. But I hope that some big and important companies can tie together the Web Services world and bring all participants back onto one road in that they quickly show up with implementations for their major drafts. Do they hear me ...? Posted by: Christian Weyer on March 5, 2003 12:24 PM