"Web Services Toolkit Interoperability"
I. R. Judson, E. Olson, S. D. Price, T. D. Uram
. Also Preprint ANL/MCS-P1319-0106
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Web services, using WSDL and SOAP and following the WS-I's Basic Profile 1.0, have become the lingua franca for building service-oriented systems. Until recently, the development of tools for Web service took a significant amount of time, hindering the deployment and thus the adoption of Web services as a real technology. With the advent of the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I) and the resulting Basic Profile specifications, which provide guidelines for interoperable Web services, toolkits can now adhere to a set of conventions that can enable interoperability. We examine five Web services toolkits and evaluate their interoperability on simple test cases. Our goal is twofold: to report on the effort needed to produce interoperable services using these five toolkits, and to be sufficiently rigorous in our method that others can replicate our results.