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Just Java™ 2 by Peter van der Linden

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Chapter 28. Web Services at Google and Amazon

Web services have had a lot of publicity proclaiming them the new “new thing”, but they haven't yet achieved the universal use that would justify that publicity. There are several reasons behind that. One factor was the end of the Y2K upgrade spending, followed a few months later by the collapse of dot-communism. Together these led to a multi-year world-wide recession in the computer industry. Companies have been deferring new IT investments where they can.

In other words, the fact that web services aren't yet ubiquitous may have more to do with the economic climate than with ...

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