Re: Web Services/SOA (was RE: XML 2004 weblog it
Dare Obasanjo scripsit: > At the high level, RPC is about invoking remote methods on objects. So > far I haven't seen an SOA technology implemented in an object oriented > programming language that doesn't eventually result in invoking methods > on remote objects. There is a substantial difference between "invoking remote methods on objects" and "invoking methods on remote objects". RPC, as you say, is about the former. When I send a document to a remote server, I neither know nor care about the objects that may or may not exist on that remote server, or what methods are executed on them; I care only that the documented behavior (which may involve sending a document to me or someone else) takes place. (Apologies if this posting appears more than once.) -- John Cowan cowan@c... www.reutershealth.com www.ccil.org/~cowan Original line from The Warrior's Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold: "Only on Barrayar would pulling a loaded needler start a stampede toward one." English-to-Russian-to-English mangling thereof: "Only on Barrayar you risk to lose support instead of finding it when you threat with the charged weapon."
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