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August 28, 2003

A lot of good feedback

I very much appreciate the feedback I am receiving in response to the posting of the 'Web Services are not Distributed Objects: ...' article. I will address the email feedback and weblog comments in a future posting in which I will explain what changes I will make to article. Unexpectedly I need to travel to Amsterdam, where I will be for most of next week. I hope to have some time to revise the article during that time.

If you have comments or suggestions about the article but not have yet sent them to me, please feel free to do so by email or through the weblog comments. It is very much appreciated.

Posted by Werner Vogels at August 28, 2003 12:49 PM

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(Web Services are not Distributed Objects) Absolutely Brilliant. I was heavily involved with Sun and their NEO (aka DOE) project for Sun Europe also a consultant to Iona (I implelented Orbix over Tibco RV), I wrote an IIOP engine for telecoms use (Nokia) and now as Senior IT Architect in Belgiums largest mobile operator, I find myself promoting Web Services. However, great as Web Services are, the word "Web" is superfluous. I've been fighting the Distributed Object nay-sayers here for a while, explaining (in piece-meal) why Web Services are great and why they need the correct script, not type-cast generic void filler for every service or component. Your article presents an extremely concise (considering the subject matter), logical and balanced summary of Web Serives hype and abuse.

I'd like to thank you for your time and effort in publishing this to the masses and I'd like to ask for your permission in reusing some of your material for my own internal presentations.

Anyway, await eagerly any updates,

Yours,

-Dean Quanne
Senior IT System Architect
Proximus (Belgacom Mobile)
dean.quanne@proximus.net

Posted by: Dean Quanne on September 8, 2003 04:04 AM