More on “WSDL!=Object IDL” or “roundup revisited”

And the discussion continues.

Following from Ted‘s blog entry, Steve Vinoskireplies. Also, following from Sean‘s “In a Swiss army knife, sometimes all you see is the knife” entry, Don Box gives his view in his “WSDL ?= IDL” post.

Also, Steve Loughran wonders whether “WSDL+CORBA=WSRF?”. I agree with Steve’s points but I would like to propose a slightly different formula: “WSRF=O-O with angle brackets”. I think this also captures the behaviours (i.e., resource lifetime management, coupling of resource identity with state and interface, resources as the building blocks of distributed applications rather than services) that WS-RF is introducing. See you in London Steve (I am buying the beers :-)