Justin commented yesterday on the new WS specs released a few days ago. He's worried if the actual implementations of those specs from the big players would interop. I, however, am wondering if they'll actually be implemented.

There have been tons of specs released lately, but implementations don't seem to be coming. Take the GXA initial specs, for example: MS is a big pusher in this arena, yet they have yet to show at least a demo implementation of any of the specs. This is just ludicrous.

As for WS-Coordination: I read the spec yesterday, and I don't think it's going to be trivial to implement and interop. Also, be warned that WS-Coor is pretty much useless by itself without implementing also at least one Coordination Protocol, like WS-Transaction, which only makes things worse.


Tomas Restrepo

Software developer located in Colombia. Sr. PFE at Microsoft.