Fielding on Web Services (and Waka too)

Michael Radwin reports from ApacheCon 2002 about Roy Fielding‘s presentation on Waka (his planned HTTP 1.1 replacement), and Web services.

There’s a lot of good stuff in Roy’s (PPT) presentation, but Michael appears to get the point Roy was making about Web services backwards. They don’t solve the N^2 problem, they are the N^2 problem. REST’s uniform interface constraint is what drives the complexity of integration to O(N).

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