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RE: [Debian-sf-devel] Command Line Interface

From: Lamoureux, Robert
Subject: RE: [Debian-sf-devel] Command Line Interface
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 17:34:46 -0500

Let me chime in here.  Corba in concept was/is a good idea.  The problem
that it has is with regards to the client and server "contract".  The
synchronization between the two sides is rather rigid which is why CORBA had
problems getting ubiquity in the marketplace.

SOAP is more than a buzzword.  It is as real as CORBA (in terms of ISO
status) and has the ability to self-describe it's contract at run-time (via
WSDL, UDDI, etc).  The transport was not firewall friendly and quickly lost
steam because of that one limitation alone.

For better or worse, the world is moving to SOAP and I highly recommend that
we stay closely aligned with that momentum.  We may have the technical "high
ground" with CORBA, but no one will care if they can't hook up their SOAP
enabled systems they are rolling out as we speak.


-----Original Message-----
From: Tim Perdue [mailto:address@hidden 
Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 1:17 PM
Cc: address@hidden
Subject: Re: [Debian-sf-devel] Command Line Interface

Roland Mas wrote:

> I have had pretty good experiences with ORBit, and I'm told ORBit2 is 
> even better.  It's quite simple to program with: ten lines (in Perl or 
> in Python) to setup a server, and then you just writethe methods and 
> they'll be called transparently; three lines to setup a client, fetch 
> the server reference, and then you just call the object method the 
> usual way.
>   To be honest, I haven't tried the PHP bindings.

This sounds nice, maybe you could whip up a little demo or something?

As for SOAP, I think it's just a buzzword that some people look for. 
CORBA is just as good or better buzzword.

Can you transfer/upload files with CORBA? That's the question.

>   The point of CORBA is that you don't have to do that parsing stage. 
> The ORB does it for you.  You just have to write normal methods in the 
> server, and call normal methods in the client.
> Roland.

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