The thread is an excellent read for those of you interested in (so-called) Web Services. But, by far, the funniest reply was this one, which I will quote almost in its entirety:
- Provides big vendors with new vendor lock-in and marketing spin opportunities.
- Adds additional complexity and obfuscation that are unnecessary in many circumstances.
- Adds a lot of overhead.
- Provides a marked reduction in scalability, especially when used by the unwashed masses as an RPC mechanism.
- Highlights the beauty of KISS-based approaches.
- Lets you create an acronym that has no formal expansion, which sounds like an oxymoron.
- Gives the XML-Dev group, and the industry as a whole, lots to discuss/argue about.
- Opens up the door to silly questions.