Web Services: Not so Fast

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"But [Jupiter analyst] Shatsky says what is not happening now is the sort of discovery and collaboration promised by XML-based universal description, discovery and integration (UDDI). "The most exciting vision [of Web services] is dynamically configured business relationships: you provide a service, I dynamically find you and use that service. At 16 percent, what nobody’s trying to do is dynamically discover external applications.""

I don’t see why we need web services to discover each other, to make them interesting. For that matter, I don’t even think it’s really going to happen in the years to come. You need trust and judgment to start a business relationship, and we’re just not going to let software do that for us ("intelligent" agents, anyone?). Want to find new web services? Let a human read a good ol’ directory.

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