"From the technical perspective, when we talk about web
services, we are talking about software-to-software communication.
As such Human-readable protocols are mere overhead to say the
least. We should focus more on optimizing software-to-software
protocol than making it look good to the human eyes.
"Forget about XML, JSON or anything similar; and consider the
beauty, performance, and optimization of binary protocols.
"Despite the competition from Thrift (by facebook), Protocol
Buffers (by google), and ASN.1 (older standard), along many others,
Hessian (by Caucho) raises its head from the crowd
"Let me tell you why I quickly fell in love with Hessian"