CIO Magazine ran a story on Web Services last month. The story is presented as a quiz entitled “Are You Ready For Web Services?” with 12 multiple choice questions, each with answers worth from 0 to 5 points. I have issues with a few of the supposed right answers, but question 8 really irks me:
8.I plan to develop Web services in:
a. Java (5 points)
b. .Net (5 points)
c. other (such as Macromedia ColdFusion, Ruby on Rails, Ajax) (3 points)
Can anyone explain why ColdFusion based Web Services are worth less points than those written in Java, when ColdFusion Web Services are Java (built on top of Apache Axis)?