The API is the bookmark, which never changes.
“While we believe it is very likely that the lower-level Web Services specifications such as SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI will be agreed upon, the more business-critical higher level specifications dealing with security, reliability, transaction control, and business process will be pulled in many different directions. We’re thus faced with the possibility that the open nature [...]
The point to the programmable Web is to make software more Web-like
Agile Architectures with Web Services & REST One-Day Course — Jan. 12, 2012
Factor in elasticity & we must have new approaches to architecting
SOA can be done well in practice without using Web Services in any significant manner
Granularity hasn’t gotten the respect that it deserves
Peer-to-peer Deep Interoperability is the price of admission.
It would be great news if we had deep interoperability
Standards alone never guaranteed interoperability