This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
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Please ignore post, I have no idea what I am talking about.
You left out the most important result of that list - "Standardization" - which should make it possible for any SOAP server to publish a WSDL and be used by any client on the net with no further problem. Bill