Jonathan Bartlett has a spot-on rant on why CORBA is still superior to SOAP. I think a lot of people know this, but fear to say it. Duncan Grisby, the lead developerof the superlative omniORB came to the tenth International Python Conference (IPC10) and was on a Web services panel. I think he came expecting to have to defend CORBA’s honor and was surprised when just about all the panelists agreed with him that CORBA is better than SOAP in practice.
Just remember: the hype is to be perused, not used (sorry Snoop Dogg)