Simon Fell > Its just code
Joel is talking about SOAP ... "It doesn't have events (which makes it useless for large classes of applications). It doesn't support references (ditto)" Huh ?, SOAP is about messages, what sematics you want to assign to those messages is upto you. You can certaintly do events with SOAP [Although you may want to not use the HTTP transport in this case]. And what's so special about object references ?, that just one of many different ways to handle server side state.