Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)

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  • WADL: The REST answer to WSDL

    In order to obtain metadata description capabilities for REST, like the ones WSDL gives to SOAP, developers have created WADL (Web Application Description Language). 

  • SOAP and WSDL work together

    Anne Thomas Manes discusses how SOAP and WSDL compliment each other for Web services. 

  • Redefine SOAP for SOA?

    As SOAP matures with extensions for Web services and service-oriented architecture (SOA), including WS-Security, WS-Addressing, and WS-Trust, this author argues for changing the meaning of the acronym. Instead of standing for Simple Object Access Pro... 

  • WSDL 2.0 gets W3C recommendation

    Web Services Description Language (WSDL) 2.0 has reached recommendation status at W3C. Thanks to improved HTTP binding, it is designed to work with REST Web services as well as with SOAP. 

  • SOA at Conjunction Junction

    SOA debates like REST vs. SOAP or Java vs. .NET may be entertaining, but they miss the larger point of service orientation. 

  • WSDL 2.0 finalized

    W3C announced it has finished work on Web Services Description Language (WSDL) 2.0 with full support for HTTP, and SOAP. "In addition to the rigorous interoperability testing, we're pleased to have given developers the HTTP binding, which provides si... 

  • Blogging about SOAP, REST and POX

    This series of blogs features a debate about using SOAP and REST versus Plain Old XML (POX). One question being debated is how far can you go with GET, PUT, POST, DELETE? 

  • REST on the move

    Joe McKendrick looks as all the news, some of it from SearchWebServices, around the emergence of REST as an alternative to SOAP for service-oriented architecture (SOA) implementations. "Standards such as Plain Old XML (POX) over HTTP and Representati... 

  • Where SOA standards matter: The SAP view

    Jeff Anders, director of solution marketing SAP AG's NetWeaver Developer Platform, was at JavaOne this month making a pitch for the new NetWeaver Composition Environment tool for standards-based service-oriented architecture (SOA) development. He bro... 

  • endpoint reference (EPR)

    An endpoint reference (EPR) is a combination of Web services (WS) elements that define the address for a resource in a Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) header... (Continued)