Ernst de Haan writes "Anybody who tried to solve real-world problems with SOAP will agree it is bloated and too complex. But there is now an open-source alternative that excels in simplicity: XINS.
XINS is completely specification-oriented. From the specs, you generate HTML docs, client-side code (with built-in support for load-balancing/fail-over), server-side code (with automatic verification), test forms, etc.
XINS is not only a specification technology, but also offers an application development framework to ease implementation. Will this be the next era for web services?
The user guide is a good starting point if you want to learn more."
November 22, 2004