Last week marked a turning point.
I enjoyed myself at
(as usual), where, as you’d expect, a lot of the talk was
about Web 2.0, mashups, and yes, even “Web services”.
Thankfully though, it’s not the usual “Web services”;
what I noticed (confirmed by others), much to my surprise,
was that the users seem to have reclaimed the
term from the
architects, and, at least
in Amsterdam, were using it to refer (almost) solely to RESTful
(or “REST-like”, ala
I have to admit, when I hear it used this way, I was taken aback,
and it took me more than a few double-takes before I caught on that
I really could let my guard down; these were friendly folk.
I didn’t see that coming.
“I concur that ‘enterprisey’ should not be a “derogatory” word” Noooo! Derogatory is the point. You guys have “enterprise”; go nuts with it. “Enterprisey” is for people who have to put up with “enterprise”; leave it alone!