Monday Feb 19, 2007

Guidelines for Interoperable Web Services Contracts

Front Cover of The Elements of Style

The WSIT technologies (bundled in GlassFish and also available separately) support Web Services interoperation between the Java and the Windows Communication Framework.

The practical interoperability depends on the features and limitations of the platform-specific XML Schema data binding mechanisms and the new WSIT tutorial (PDF) provides specific guidelines for best practices. Check them out and provide feedback to Sekhar and the team.

Shown at left is the front cover of my favorite set of guidelines for english writers: The Elements of Style (aka Strunk and White). Easy to summarize 'Omit needless words', but very hard to follow.