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Published: Apr 29, 2010
Last Updated: May 22, 2013
We are reiterating our advice that given the progress and acceptance of simpler web-as-platform techniques such as REST and OAuth and the known issues with WS-*, it should only be used cautiously.
Previously our advice has been to tread carefully when using the WS-* stack beyond the basic profile. Given the progress and acceptance of simpler web-as-platform techniques such as REST and OAuth and the known issues with the WS-*, it should only be used cautiously.
Web services are now widely used as an enabler for service oriented architectures as well as for the integration of existing applications. We see mature tools and largely interoperable implementations for web service standards covered by WS-I Basic Profile, but we remain skeptical about the proliferation and value of WS-* standards beyond Basic Profile.