1829RE: [decentralization] P2P Transparency - making easy connections
- Mar 15, 2001
> > There are SOAP implementations already in all the major languages.I write SOAP stuff now, in Java for Windows & Linux. I know people who write
> > What's your point?
> Saying "we use SOAP" is approximately as meaningful as saying
> "we use HTML"
> while actually putting some ActiveX components into the browser.
SOAP in Perl & Python. IBM is one of SOAP's biggest backers. Borland
supports SOAP in Kylix for Linux & Windows.
Have a look at xml.apache.org/soap sometime - you might find that some of
the biggest evangelists for SOAP aren't actually MS at all.
The fact is, though, that MS's development tools for SOAP are probably going
to be some of the best around. It is in their interest to have seamless
interop to other platforms, as the kind of apps they want to interoperate
with are probably the few that can't be moved to MS platforms. Having
seamless interop means there is less to stop Windows being deployed in a
non-Windows shop, and the development tools means developers may prefer the
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