InfoWorld: Web services are dead -- long live REST
Once, an endless parade of Web service protocols promised to guarantee any system could talk to any other. In the end, we got much of that interoperability via simpler means.
Remember the heyday of Web services, when we were always just one specification away from perfect interoperability? Ultimately, that towering stack of protocols collapsed under its own weight. SOAP and XML generally are ridiculously verbose protocols that began with a commitment to simplicity and gave way to mind-numbing levels of complexity. Add to that the service repository mess: UDDI died an ignominious death, and OASIS's S-RAMP committee can't even create a website that isn't all broken links.
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What does this look like? Consider your Order/Line items example.
Save or update the order...
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