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Web Services: resurrecting main frames?

Alfred Harre
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This is not an opinion, this is a newbie question and question is that to me it looks like that Web services is resurrection of main frames. Correct me.
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Lasse Koskela
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No, web services aren't going to resurrect mainframes. The vast majority of web services are deployed on UNIX, Linux and Microsoft boxes.


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Alfred Harre
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But don't they follow the same model that of main frames?
Centralized point of service (Service Provider)
clients (Requesters)

Only new piece is registry. Once you are done with Registry you are back to same model?
Lasse Koskela
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Well, web services aren't supposed to be as fine-grained as I believe the mainframe applications typically were (are). There's always going to be some two business partners that want to integrate their systems so you have to provide some kind of a service layer anyway -- web services just standardize the messaging protocol.
 
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