A few days ago I blogged a bit about the debate between proponents of the WS-* and REST styles of web services. I’ve been thinking about the debate since then, and I’ve come to the realization that part of the problem with the WS-*/REST debate, part of why the two sides can never reach any concensus, is that it’s really three debates in one.
- Message oriented integration vs connection oriented integration.
- WS-* suitability as a message oriented integration method.
- REST’s suitability as connection oriented integration method.