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October 05, 2004

WebServices heating up

So It feels like web services are heating up. Google and Amazon have long standing web service APIs that get plenty of use. Here is a link to amazon's offering:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html/102-4902219-4008929?node=3435361

Sites like AllConsuming are integrating these sites.

Many startups have a WSDL/SOAP or RESTful API as a matter of course:

See technorati

and

Flikr.

It's not clear how much of the WS-* specs are being used here, but web services are clearly becoming the programmatic api to the web.

Posted by Chris at October 5, 2004 09:37 PM

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