Daily Archives: 2005/11/03


Via Jeff, this odd historical observation; SOA is build[sic] upon 15 years of experiments in creating highly distributed computing environments […] See, that’s exactly the problem. Fifteen years ago, the IT world was living in RPC utopia; DCE, ONC, with CORBA just getting off the ground. Fear any system designed with those kind of blinders… Read More »

An RDF Form for Yahoo maps

The new Yahoo Maps API described with RDF Forms; <rf:Indexable xmlns:rf=”http://www.markbaker.ca/2003/rdfforms/” xmlns:rdf=”http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#” rdf:about=”http://api.local.yahoo.com/MapsService/V1/geocode”> <rf:indexedBy> <rf:IndexParam rf:shortName=”appid”> <rdf:predicate rdf:resource=”http://developer.yahoo.net/faq/index.html#appid”/> </rf:IndexParam> </rf:indexedBy> <rf:indexedBy> <rf:IndexParam rf:shortName=”street”> <rdf:predicate rdf:resource=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street”/> </rf:IndexParam> </rf:indexedBy> <rf:indexedBy> <rf:IndexParam rf:shortName=”city”> <rdf:predicate rdf:resource=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City”/> </rf:IndexParam> </rf:indexedBy> <rf:indexedBy> <rf:IndexParam rf:shortName=”state”> <rdf:predicate rdf:resource=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_codes”/> </rf:IndexParam> </rf:indexedBy> <rf:indexedBy> <rf:IndexParam rf:shortName=”zip”> <rdf:predicate rdf:resource=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZIP_Code”/> </rf:IndexParam> </rf:indexedBy> <rf:indexedBy> <rf:IndexParam rf:shortName=”location”> <rdf:predicate rdf:resource=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Location_%28geography%29″/> </rf:IndexParam> </rf:indexedBy>… Read More »

Which absurd cat are you?

Via Lauren, another quiz. You scored as Couch Potato Cat. Decorative pillow? No, that’d be you sitting on the couch, even still. Hmm. . . I’m guessing you have Web TV.Couch Potato Cat92%Drunk Cat67%Love Machine Cat50%Nerd Cat50%Pissed at the World Cat33%Derranged Cat33%Ninja Cat8%Which Absurd Cat are you?created with QuizFarm.com

RESTful Echo

Tony hits the nail on the head What is SOAP? It’s an HTTP POST containing XML, and an HTTP response containing XML. You can make an echo server by – here it is – simply serving a static XML file. That’s it. Just put an XML file on your http server and you’re done. Indeed.… Read More »

Eve Maler on SOA and document orientation

Eve concludes an interesting post about DITA with an observation on SOA; The trend in distributed computing is towards service-oriented architectures (SOAs). Early in the life of this buzzword, some people said it should really be called a document-oriented architecture (except for the unpleasant acronym :-) because it’s really all about document-passing rather than a… Read More »