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Do More with SOA Integration: Best of Packt by Doug Todd, Arun Poduval

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Interoperability Challenges in Web Services

As seen clearly from the ongoing discussions so far, the introduction of web services provided an elegant solution to integrate the diverse applications existing in this world. Before the introduction of web services, several technologies were available for remote invocation of services. These included, but were not limited to, DCE (Distributed Computing Environment), RPC (Remote Procedure Calls), CORBA IIOP (Common Object Request Broker Architecture Internet InterOperable Protocol), Java RMI (Remote Method Invocation), and Microsoft DCOM (Distributed Common Object Model). Web services differ from these technologies on the following grounds:

  • Programming Language Independence
  • Platform Independence
  • Broad ...

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