Sun Responds to Microsoft on WebService Test. August 03,2004
On June 23,2004, Sun published a whitepaper showing a better Java WebServices performance when compared with Microsoft .NET
On July 14th, Microsoft published a response to this white paper.
This link is the second round.
Improving Performance and Scalability in .NET Applications
WSE 2.0 SOAP Messaging
With SOAP messaging, WSE supports a flexible and lightweight mechanism for sending and receiving SOAP messages. This mechanism allows applications to switch between the TCP and HTTP transport protocols relatively easily. When the TCP transport protocol is used, the SOAP messages can be sent and received without using a Web server. A Web server, which only handles HTTP requests, operates based upon the HTTP specification requirement that every HTTP request receive an HTTP response. This request/response model is not always necessary when sending messages; a SOAP message sender might need to send several messages and may not need or expect any return SOAP messages. The SOAP messaging in WSE accommodates this type of messaging, while still allowing developers to take advantage of the other features of WSE, such as digital signature and encryption support.
Introduction to SOAP 1.1
SOAP serialization rules
partial transmission of arrays
arrays of arrays