More on WS directories - BindingPoint.com is over
In my previous post, I was reporting that BindingPoint.com was badly dysfunctional. Well, the problem has been solved, BindingPoint.com is no more. On their home page, they blame the market for being too slow to adopt Web Services. Well, I do agree that surprisingly the adoption of web services has been fairly slow; yet, you can’t blame the market for obvious bugs in your web application.
Also, Lokad.com (my company, which provides time-series forecasting web services) has been listed in eSigma.com, a new flashy - good looking - web services directory. Yet, only 200 web services are listed at this point. I guess that somehow BindingPoint was not entirely wrong in their analysis, the adoption rate for web services has been really low for a technology that has been supported by so many major players (MS, Sun, Ibm) for several years.