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Don Box: WS-CoatHangers

Who's written more webservices specs than Don Box? I don't know, but he's mad as hell about it :)

Update: Don responded:

I wouldn't characterize my attitude as "mad as hell" but rather as "happy that no new protocols have shipped with me as the author" :)

and pointed out that the article is 13 mos old. Doh! So that's why I thought I'd heard him say this before.

I think we've know about the problem of proliferating WS specs for a while tho'. Personally I'm pretty much done in by it all - see WS-Descent - that was 12 months ago. And 3 new WS-* specs - that was 9 months ago. Wait, there's more! Here are RSS feeds put together from the Apache wiki's WebServicesSpecifications page - Chris Ferris reckons there's a bunch of stuff missing from them.

Another update: Dims updated the wiki list, and it's been picked up by the RSS feeds.


March 30, 2004 09:33 AM

Comments

Don Box
(March 30, 2004 06:38 PM #)

Bill,

You might check the date on the Infoworld piece. It's about 13 months old.

That stated, I've been working hard in the intervening months to help manage the surface area of the protocol stack.

I wouldn't characterize my attitude as "mad as hell" but rather as "happy that no new protocols have shipped with me as the author" :-)

DB

Davanum Srinivas
(March 30, 2004 08:42 PM #)

Updated the Apache page with "missing" specs. The main reason for starting that page was to track private stuff (not in any standards body) but now it has morphed into a "full" list.

Randy Charles Morin
(April 1, 2004 02:16 AM #)

I can't believe how this article made it's rounds. I re-posted it a few days ago, as it's one of my favorites and somehow everybody thought it was new and spread like a weed. Funny! I think it tells of a real truth.

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