Feeds

Web Services era ‘drawing to close’

Out of the Box thinking

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

3 Big data security analytics techniques

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence

Today's era of XML web services is coming to an end. That's according to top thinkers at Microsoft Corp and IBM Corp, companies synonymous with a brace of specifications working their way through standards bodies and organizations.

Don Box, Microsoft architect and Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) co-author, last week called XML web services protocols such as SOAP "plumbing". He said the frenzy of work by vendors on this plumbing is starting to wind down.

Speaking at the XML Web Services One conference in Boston, Massachusetts, Box is reported to have told delegates that IT infrastructure is now starting to catch up work on protocols. That is vendors, like IBM and Microsoft, are implementing protocols into products, which will soon find their way into organizations.

"We have a couple more years of plumbing work, but after that we move on to applications," Box said. Box last year told ComputerWire the industry was still searching for the "killer" web services application.

Box added some of today's web services standards are mature and need to be finalized. Picking on a subject close to his heart, Box called SOAP version 1.3 a "bad idea" because the specification currently provides functionality needed for a SOAP implementation. "SOAP 1.2 should be the end of the line," Box is reported to have said.

IBM's director of e-business standards Bob Sutor, also speaking at the show, backed Box but said work on protocols would be wrapped-up in a matter of months rather than years. Sutor predicted standardization would continue for the "next couple of years" though organizations like the Organization for Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) and Web Services Interoperability (WS-I) organization.

He said, though: "For the big picture we've only got six to nine months on this."

Sutor said business processing, workflow, transactions and systems management are going to be important areas of future activity.

© ComputerWire

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
Did a date calculation bug just cost hard-up Co-op Bank £110m?
And just when Brit banking org needs £400m to stay afloat
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED
Cook & Co. also pay more taxes than those four worthies PLUS eBay and Oracle
It may be ILLEGAL to run Heartbleed health checks – IT lawyer
Do the right thing, earn up to 10 years in clink
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.