From: Adam Rifkin (adam@KnowNow.com)
Date: Fri Dec 29 2000 - 23:56:03 PST
I think next year xmethods.net will see some fantastic growth in the
number of SOAP services available on the Web.
For now, there are just seventeen, according to http://www.xmethods.net/ :
1. Bombay Stock Exchange StockQuotes - Provides 20-minute delayed quotes
2. whois - a SOAP version of the standard whois service
3. XMethods Listings Service - SOAP Interface to the XMethods Services listings
4. WSDL Interface - SOAP interface for retrieving XMethods WSDL documents
WSDL interface (Apache XML Encoding) - ibid
5. eBay Price Watcher - checks current bid price of an eBay auction
6. Fortune - XML formatted fortunes
7. PacBell SMS Messaging Bridge - sends SMS messages to PacBell cellphones
8. FedEx Tracker - access to FedEx Tracking information
9. BabelFish - interface for AltaVista's Babelfish service
10. XMethods Filesystem - Virtual Filesystem service with 1MB quota
11. Ping - performs a "ping" from the xmethods server to specified host
12. Weather Temperature - current temperature in a given U.S. zipcode region
13. Barnes and Noble Price Quote - returns book price at BN.com given ISBN
14. Domain Name Checker - checks whether a domain name is available or not
15. Currency Exchange Rate - exchange rate between any two currencies
16. California Traffic Conditions - current report
17. Delayed Stock Quote - 20 minute delayed stock quote
I thought Don Box had a SOAP calculator on the Web but I can't find it
now. I wonder if he took it down.
I really like the Fortune cookie SOAP service:
I'm surprised there's no Magic Eight Ball, there's like eight of those
for the Tellme platform. :)
Kudos to James and Tony for implementing the FedEx, BabelFish, eBay, and
other services. xmethods has still implemented 75% of the SOAP services
available out there on the Internet. Enjoy that marketshare while it
lasts, guys. :) :) :)
Let 2001 be the Year Of The SOAP Service.
Heck, let the Millennium Of The SOAP Service begin...
.sig double play!
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Jay Walker, founder of PriceLine.com, announced that he's resigning from the company's board. He is not to be confused with JJ Walker, pictured at <http://www.fuckedcompany.com/extras/jj.jpg>.
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