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SOA Tool for C Fans

July 11, 2007

Web services is the most popular implementation technology for SOA. All those C fans lacked a comprehensive Web services stack all this time. Yes we have some projects supporting Web services, but most of those lack breadth when it comes to WS-* coverage. WSO2 WSF/C team has announced the release of version 1.0.0 of the Web services framework, that is promising to fill in this gap.

Let me quote form the docs that I myself wrote.

WSO2 Web Services Framework/C (WSO2 WSF/C) is a standards compliant, enterprise grade, open source, C library for providing and consuming Web services in C. WSO2 WSF/C is a complete solution for building and deploying Web services, and is the C library with the widest range of WS-* specification implementations, including MTOM, WS-Addressing, WS-Policy, WS-Security, WS-SecurityPolicy, WS-Reliable Messaging and WS-eventing. It provides the best interoperability- all the Web services specification implementations are tested for interoperability with Microsoft .NET, WSO2 WSAS and other J2EE implementations

WSO2 WSF/C is promising in the C language space as a SOA tool because it allows seamless integration of C applications to other elements in your SOA. It can be used as an SOA enabler.

This project is based on Apache Axis2/C family of projects.

For me, the most important aspects of WSO2 WSF/C are that it is open source and it is comprehensive. It is going to be a promising open source project in C land, and is already being used by WSO2 WSF/PHP to provide Web services support for PHP. And it can be used to enable Web services with other scripting languages such as Perl, Python or Ruby. Thus WSO2 WSF/C provides you with much needed freedom of choice when it comes to the implementation technology in your SOA. It does not matter if you want to use PHP or Perl in your implementation, because WSO2 WSF/C as the Web service enabler underneath, would deliver you the desired SOA characteristics such as interoperability.