If you build it, will they come?
I'd like to gauge interest beyond the customers I touch each and every day for the
ability to do SOAP messaging over messaging oriented middleware. Specifically,
how many of you would use either Microsoft Message Queue or WebSphere MQ as a transport
medium for SOAP messages if the capability existed?
As Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) become revitalized, there is more and more
interest in the message bus approach to service orientation. Many
of the customers I currently interact with are using messaging oriented middleware
today to a similar end. The challenge
with these implementations to date is the proprietary and one-off nature of the message
format. SOAP over messaging oriented
middleware provides customers the opportunity to leverage their existing investment
in the transport infrastructure while moving to a standardized messaging format, thereby
greatly increasing the chances for interoperability between systems.
Furthermore, exposing business systems as SOAP-accessible services further detaches
the actions performed by that service from the underlying transport, thereby enabling
multiple access paths to the same business service and ultimately accommodating more
client platforms, again greatly increasing the chances for interoperability between