Thursday, January 06, 2005

SOAP is not RPC

Back in November I posted some of my frustrations with how I see people are busing SOAP. Greg Pavlik recently posted something in a similar vein. Part of what can make SOAP work is it's very XMLness. SOAP should not be seen as a replacement for RPC. If you want RPC, use one of the many existing solutions. Using SOAP instead of any of the pre-existing RPC solutions, when one of those solutions would have worked just as well will only cost you performance and complexity. Like any technology, use as appropriate, not just because you can...


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