Wednesday, 6 November 15:30-17:00 Exhibit Hall 4B
Web Services Panel: If I Had a Hammer: Viewing Web Services as Your Favorite Nail
Why are web services the wave of the future? What key issues do they face? Depending on whom you ask, you'll hear entirely different answers! This panel will give you 5 different viewpoints on the topic of web services, from the perspective of distributed systems, programming languages, software engineering, patterns, security, tools, business, and standards. At present, we envision posing one or more problems in creating, integrating, or evolving web services to the panelists, which each panelist will solve from a different perspective, each highlighting different critical issues. The panelists will discuss the differences and perhaps debate the relative merits of the different solutions. Along the way, we expect to begin to answer the question, "Why will web services succeed when all previous 'standard' distributed services and languages have failed to thrive (such as DCE, CORBA, DCOM, etc.)?"
Participants should have a general familiarity with object technology, and an interest in web