More on the WS-* vs REST debate

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.

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