Dougal Campbell: "What's the difference between XML-RPC and SOAP?"
In response to Campbell's question, I wrote a comparison of XML-RPC and SOAP.
Graham Dumpleton takes exception to my comparison, and he's absolutely 100 percent correct that SOAP has a serious flaw relative to XML-RPC. We hit the wall he describes in the implementation of xmlStorageSystem getMyDirectory verb. The workaround was fairly wasteful. The problem is that struct names are encoded as XML elements. This was a bad idea.
Andreas Bolka implements XML-RPC for Rebol.
Dan Gillmor is picking up on the flip-side of the Microsoft-DoJ deal, as I did in the News.Com piece earlier today. Heh. Gotta love Microsoft, it's so much fun to be paranoid about them, and so productive!
Mark Pilgrim is accumulating bad news about Groove. Let me add a three items to Mark's list. 1. No Mac version. 2. Closed box. 3. $51 million from Microsoft.
A bonus item! 4. Ray gives lots of speeches about XML. See item 2.
I agree with Evan that Lindows is a boring idea.
As long as today is a Crabby Thursday, a message for Chris Locke. Use the expletive software. Roll up your sleeves and dig in. No one cares about memes anymore. All that expletive was swept away when the dotcoms went bust
Brent Sleeper is hosting a panel on Web Services at the Commonwealth Club in SF on Nov 13.
I didn't know that the Daypop Top-40 is available in RSS.
Jay Allen has an interesting theory about perpetual motion in the Daytop Top-40. I think the universe would collapse on itself if we followed his formula. What do you think?
News.Com picked up my latest DaveNet essay. It was easy. Charles Cooper said he liked it. I asked if he wanted to run it. He said yes. They did a light edit, took out an expletive and one of the sub-heads (the most powerful one imho), and added a few words that I don't normally use (e.g. deftly). But the piece still says what it said so I'm happy.
Also today on News.Com, a long piece on Web Services. I just skimmed it, saw no mention of XML-RPC or UserLand. I guess we aren't shooting the right memes. Written out of the story we wrote. No good deed goes unpunished.
Frank X Shaw recommends sourdough pancakes.
I love NY, but I still hate the Yankees.
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