This is a really interesting idea. It’s a .NET remoting channel that uses IIOP as its wire format. This means that you can use it to interoperate with CORBA/J2EE/JavaRMI systems rather than using XML Web Services to do the same. It looks like it’s not much more work then implementing Web Services in .NET, and the benefits you would get would be better performance (due to the binary serialization format) and the fact that your clients can take advantage of object references rather than essentially stateless methods exposed as Web Services. The biggest drawback compared to XML Web Services is obviously that it only works for CORBA/J2EE/JavaRMI systems and not for all the other platforms for which there are Web Services implementations and not IIOP implementations.
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