Mark Little on Transactions, Web Services and REST

Posted in Web Technologies, Conferences on June 26, 2008


Mark Little on Transactions, Web Services and REST

Summary
In this interview, recorded at QCon London 2008, Red Hat Director of Standards and Technical Development Manager for the SOA platform Mark Little talks about extended transaction models, the history of transaction standardization, their role for web services and loosely coupled systems, and the possibility of an end to the Web services vs. REST debate.

Bio
Dr Mark Little is Technical Development Manager for the JBoss SOA Platform, Red Hat's Director of Standards and representative on the Java Executive Committee. He has over 20 years of experience working in the area of reliable distributed systems. While at Red Hat/JBoss Mark has been the lead of the JBoss ESB and JBoss Transactions products as well as working from the office of the CTO.

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Tags: Technologies, Interview, REST, Web Services, InfoQ, SOA, WS Standards, QCon, QCon London 2008, Transactions Processing, WS-TX, WS-Coordination, WS-CAF, WS-AtomicTransactions, WS-BusinessActivity