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Tuesday April 08, 2003
03:38 PM

What's so simple about SOAP?

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What's so simple about SOAP?

Or, how does it provide Simple Access to Objects?

The more I use it for anything in a non-functional style, the more I think it's some sort of massive conspiracy.

My current feeling is: SOAP is to Corba as LDAP is to X.500.

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  • SOAP is simple in the sense that you don't have to buy an expensive CORBA broker, futz with firewall rules, learn how message queues work, or pay extra for cross platform interoperability. Plus, the word "Simple" makes customers (and their managers) confident that it is easier to manage and use than the Complex Object Model, its cousin the Damn Complex Object Model, or its nemesis the Complex Object Requisitioning and Buying Application.

    In that sense, SOAP is very simple. Forget the fact that no two imp