Legacy assets meet SOAP

THE ONGOING CONVERSATION about Web services invariably turns to barriers to adoption. A major roadblock, people say, is that would-be consumers of services find few available. This classic chicken-and-egg dilemma may shortly untangle itself. Many existing assets, including SQL stored procedures and CORBA, COM (Component Object Model), and EJB (Enterprise JavaBeans) components, can now be offered as Web services with very little effort. Simply wrapping Web services interfaces around legacy assets is no panacea. But services created in this way, although unglamorous and easy to overlook, are about to become common. And they may be more important than we think. [Full story at InfoWorld.com.]

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