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Talking about Today's Web Service Stack: ASMX 2.0 + WSE 3.0

It goes without saying that most will start using the Indigo as the delivery platform once released due to its intensive focus on SOA, the question remains whether one should focus on Indigo or the ASMX/WSE3.0 at this point? (both are in beta releases). Aaron's blog item, Today's Web Service Stack: ASMX 2.0 + WSE 3.0 compares by listing out the comprehensive feature set supported by Indigo and ASMX/WSE3.0. My gut feeling is to shakeup a little and start concentrating on Indigo keeping in view the advantages Indigo brings in. Indigo offers most choices for the enterprise. But its a consolation for the others who decided to stick in at this point with WSE that they can flex whenever they decide to move to Indigo with ease, since the feature set more or less complements rather than competing.
Aaron Skonnard
Today's Web Service Stack: ASMX 2.0 + WSE 3.0

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Talking about Microsoft's Ballmer Threatened To 'Kill' Google? - Forbes.com

All the News Media houses started creating a BIG issue around the testimony by a former Microsoft employee who is currently working at Google. One of the issues is about Ballmer, who supposedly told that he would kill Google. I wonder why was it such a big surprise? Go to any Board Meetings or Open house meetings of any corporate, every body in the meeting say they would like(die) to see the end ofl their rivals. Why is it a surprise. They are rivals. And every corporate in America is trying to kill its rivals. And the entire Corporate America is trying to kill the Corporates across the world. That is what they call the Competition. I don't see any thing unusual in this. Google is trying to kill all other search engine companies. Skype is killing most of the telecom big heads. Bloggers are killing the hypocritic traditional media houses. So what? Anything unusual? Everybody is trying to kill somebody else, for that matter. Not all businesses complement each other. They compet…

Quality of American Cars - Inherently inferior?

By looking at the largest Auto recalls in America's history, I am wondering whether American made cars inherently of inferior quality? All top 5 Largest Auto Recalls are from either Ford or GM. The number of vehicles recalled is huge (around 28 million vehicles), indicating that the problems are found long after the the release or the companies ignored the results obtained during their internal tests assuming that the problems would not surface. Or the companies acknowledged the existence of a problem in thier vehicles after a long time the first incident is reported. Eitherway, recall of such a huge number of vehicles would cost them very dear. Would it have been prevented if they had spent some more money on the testing?
Quality is costly. But lacking it, always costs a lot more.

CNN.com - Ford recalling 3.8 million vehicles - Sep 7, 2005
"-- In 1996, Ford recalled 7.9 million vehicles for faulty ignitions
-- In 1971, GM recalled 6.7 million vehicles for engine failure
-- In 198…