Monday, March 13, 2006

Enterprise "version 2" Considered Harmful

A lot of people have been mentioning the "version 2" of Enterprise Services mentioned on the IMS site.

For the record, this isn't a more advanced or later version of the spec, instead its the Asynchronous binding, which while it was produced by the IMS team, none of the working group members were interested in implementing or testing it. Therefore, its basically there as experimental only, with no reference implementation, and without having gone through the iterative testing process that got most of the bugs out of ES v1.0. Which means it probably won't work without messing around with the XSDs and WSDL.

Basically, don't bother with "v2" unless you really, really have to do point-to-point async transactions, and you can't think of another alternative.


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