From: James Hong (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Dec 30 2000 - 01:11:40 PST
Ahh.. but if we are SUCCESSFUL, our marketshare will DWINDLE. We are
extremely happy to have turned the corner, where we no longer have 100%
marketshare.. after all, our mission is merely to catalyze and evangelize
While someone's on the Eight Ball, can someone else make an obnoxious
rock-paper-scissors game too?
Hey look, I said someday I'd post about something other than Am I Hot Or
Not! Only took 3 hours..
----- Original Message -----
From: "Adam Rifkin" <adam@KnowNow.com>
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2000 11:56 PM
Subject: Total SOAP services available on the Net as of 12/29/2000: 17.
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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!
> I had a burrito for lunch.
> -- The elephant at http://www.plinko.net/email/burrito.gif
> 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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