[Twisted-Python] Spread or SOAP

Sergio Trejo serj_trejo at hotmail.com
Mon Jul 5 21:19:13 EDT 2004

Mr. Ripton,

Thank you for your very kind and helpful response. I will most definitely 
give PB a spin since my project is in-house and thus I can run Python on 
both sides of the conversation. I didn't realize that SOAP is Microsoft FUD, 
as I thought SOAP is a W3C standard. Is W3C the committee that Microsoft is 
trying to manipulate?

Thanks again for your hepful feedback. Python really rocks the world and I 
think will continue to do so for a long time to come.


>From: David Ripton <dripton at ripton.net>
>Reply-To: Twisted discussion stuff <twisted-python at twistedmatrix.com>
>To: Twisted discussion stuff <twisted-python at twistedmatrix.com>
>Subject: Re: [Twisted-Python] Spread or SOAP
>Date: Mon, 5 Jul 2004 16:10:55 -0700
>On 2004.07.04 09:40:32 +0000, Sergio Trejo wrote:
> > Hi, I'm new to Twisted and just discovered it today. It looks to be 
> > and versatile. I want to use the Twisted Web server to receive an HTTP 
> > and when the POST comes in, I want to relay a message to another object
> > that happens to be running on the same physical machine (although in the
> > future it may not be running on the same machine). The message that will 
> > sent will contain some basic data. To do this, should I use Spread with 
> > Perspective Broker for interobject communication (can I even do this 
> > say, a cgi application in Twisted Web server), or should I do something 
> > bit more fancier such as using SOAP?
>PB is excellent, within its range of applicability.  If you control both
>sides, can choose Python, and prefer async operation, I highly recommend 
>Yeah, it should be easy to integrate with other Twisted bits.
>XML-RPC is reasonable, if you need cross-language support or more buzzword
>SOAP is XML-RPC attacked by Microsoft and a committee.  It's hard to read
>the specs without laughing, and harder to try to interoperate with someone
>using Microsoft's broken^Wenhanced implementation of it without crying.
>But what did you expect to hear on a Twisted list?
>David Ripton    dripton at ripton.net
>Twisted-Python mailing list
>Twisted-Python at twistedmatrix.com

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