|Developed by||Dave Winer, Don Box, Bob Atkinson, Mohsen Al-Ghosein|
|Used by||Microsoft, Google, IBM|
When developing Web services, you need to have some sort of language which can be used for web services to talk with client applications. SOAP is the perfect medium which was developed in order to achieve this purpose. This protocol is also recommended by the W3C consortium which is the governing body for all web standards.