Sun and Microsoft engineers continue to work on up-the-stack interop between Java and .NET. Sun pledged to enable Java interop to Microsoft’s Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) by developing and distributing open source implementations of key WS-specs.
Sun Enters Phase 2 Java-.NET Interop
Submitted by Truthseeker 2005-11-14 Java 8 Comments
So far Web Services interop is nightmare. Moreover there is ever growing stack of WS “specs” that makes whole issue very complicated. WS _was_ good idea before too many people and interests put a lot of bloat and duplicated buggy effort into it. Developer is supposed now to use “tools” that hides real SOAP operation from him which creates debugging nightmare. Those “bloating comissions” should look at DBUS (http://www.freedesktop.org/Software/dbus) for what design developers like (KISS). If you want really to understand SOAP you will need a LOT of training. Otherwise you have to use “tools” and _hope_ everything will work as intended.