Iona Pushes Web Services Along

Artix Encompass tools show there's more to Web services than SOAP on HTTP.

In a pivotal moment of the 1999 movie satire "Galaxy Quest," a starship crew member whos safe on the ship advises another whos facing a massive rock monster to "look around—can you fashion some sort of rudimentary lathe?" Developers who have moved beyond the pilot-project stage may find that first-generation Web services tools are on the same level as that advice: useful in principle but far too low-level to meet the need of the moment.

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