I sure was expecting this. People is realizing Web Services are not the “Right way to go” ™. The other day I came trough a post in Patrick Logan’s weblog (Making it stick), CORBA redux about a conversation in ACM Queue between Roger Sessions and Terry Coatta. Contradictions comming from Sessions are noted in Patrick Logan’s weblog. Surprisingly enough, Sessions admited WS-* standards being even more complicated than the CORBA counterparts, arguing that WS-* specs. are just for Microsoft and IBM architects to be understood, not programmers.
I tend to think that people have forgotten what CORBA really is and what does it exactly do. CORBA did 10 years ago what WS specs. are not finishing to define in five years of development. Also, CORBA specs., at least many of them, are an example of well-written and complete documents.