Web Services

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Active Message Threads for October 2005

Linus Kamb
Oct. 21, 2005, 11:30 a.m.
I am interested in starting a discussion on the pros, cons, and pitfalls of the various architectural styles of web services, particularly WSDL/SOAP -based (ala W3C Web Services Architecture) approaches versus REST -style approaches. Perhaps much of this discussion was covered at the FGIT meeting, but I was unable to attend that meeting. I don't expect to reach a conclusion that one style is necessarily better than another, as I think the answer to that will continue for some time to be "it... [more]
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Igor Morozov
Oct. 20, 2005, 12:17 a.m.
Just saying hello to the list from someone who wanted but could not make it to the last workshop. We are also working on some Geophysical web services here ..Our model is distributed (seismic or nearly any other) data processing rather than distributed applications. Both servers and clients are thus fairly full-featured processing systems (almost two hundred of integrated tools) doing all sorts of stuff (data massaging, synthetics, plotting). Anyone interested, please have a look at http://s... [more]
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Jennings, Chris
Oct. 17, 2005, 4:33 p.m.
Just wanted to say hi to the list, and chime in that the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS) is currently using and developing several web services. I, too, attended the FGIT meeting in Wash.DC and I enjoyed the conversation on REST vs. SOAP. I personally prefer REST over SOAP because REST involves much less overhead for our purposes. We're a .NET shop, so ingesting SOAP services is fairly easy too. The ISWS is currently in the early implementation stages of an enterprise-wide metadata... [more]
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Joanna Muench
Oct. 11, 2005, 10:14 a.m. - Oct. 17, 2005, 9:30 a.m.
While we mostly covered SOAP web services at the workshop, there are currently more REST services available. I was at the FGIT meeting last week (Forum for Geoscience Infrastructure) and attended a lively discussion on SOAP vs. REST. Like so many of these things, the answer was "it depends". One of the participants showed me how his group is using REST within their web site: http://www.dlese.org/dds/services/. The web site also includes a nice JSP template with examples. Joanna