Monthly Archives: July 2004

The worst part of RDF/XML

Norm continues the slagging of the XML serialization of RDF, RDF/XML. So, since somebody’s gotta do it, I’ll put my neck on the line by saying that I really don’t have any big problems with RDF/XML. For me, RDF/XML works because it makes the simple things simple. Consider the following document; <Person xmlns=””> <name>Mark Smith</name>… Read More »

Learning curves

Jim Webber posted a picture in an earlier blog entry that I’ve tweaked to reflect my views of large scale software architectural evolution (or lack thereof 8-) over the the past 10 or so years. The differences with Jim’s can be explained thusly; Though REST wasn’t published until 2000, the major architectural work behind the… Read More »

Gelernter on Beauty

Via Jim McGee, a quote from an idol of mine, David Gelernter; Beauty is more important in computing than anywhere else in technology because software is so complicated. Beauty is the ultimate defence against complexity. Amen.