Monthly Archives: July 2006

links for 2006-07-31

Let the loose coupling take place in the cloud “Globally distributed SOA seems to be looming out of the mist, and it is a different shape to what was envisioned a few years back.” Envisioned by some perhaps 8-) (tags: rest soa)

links for 2006-07-30

Steve: Developing on the Edge – No, blame whoever uses WSDL “Me, I blame WSDL and XSD”. Amen. Both of those encourage practices which are actively harmful to integration; WSDL encourages services to have different interfaces, and XSD limits extensibility (unless you really know what you’re doing). (tags: rest webservices soa wsdl xmlschema xsd extensibility)… Read More »

links for 2006-07-28

Tantek Çelik and Rohit Khare: The Progress and the Promise of Microformats – Knowledge@Wharton “We will have succeeded when no one cares” (tags: microformats)

links for 2006-07-27

AJAX Bringing Web 2.0 To Web Services According to Evans Data @ AJAXWORLD MAGAZINE “The Evans Data survey found a 37% increase in respondents implementing or considering REST, with one out of four surveyed saying that they are considering REST-Based Web Services as a simpler alternative to SOAP-based services.” (tags: rest soap soa webservices restvsoa… Read More »

links for 2006-07-25

WSO2 releases AJAX browser extension SOAPHttpRequest?! *groan* (tags: soap webservices ajax xmlhttprequest web rest) Sun’s Brewin toasts Java … and shows a lack of understanding of REST and Web style services. Sounds like they could do with another co-CTO (Tim?) 8-) (tags: rest sunw webservices) Instant Messaging and Trashing Google “I suggest they roll some… Read More »

links for 2006-07-24

Re: No new mime types “RDF categorically *does not solve* this problem. It *mitigates* it, on the belief that we will tend to see less model theories than formats flying around.”. Heh, +1. Of course, I think we will see less model theories. (tags: rdf mediatypes iana xml)

Declarative Drag-and-drop

I was looking through the scriptaculous drag-and-drop pages tonight, and stumbled upon this markup/script snippet; <div id=”photo1″> <img … /> </div> <script type=”text/javascript” language=”javascript”> new Draggable(‘photo1′,{revert:true}); </script> Isn’t that just screaming out for declarative Javascript? So I quickly hacked together a teeny tiny script to present the Javascript API via a declarative interface. See it… Read More »

Standards as axioms

An important, nay, foundational part of my mental model for how Internet scale systems work (and many other things, in fact), is that I view standards as axioms. In linear algebra, there’s the concept of span, which is, effectively, a function that takes a set of vectors as input, and yields the vector space spanned… Read More »

links for 2006-07-15

O’Reilly Radar – A Week in the Valley: GData “The biggest threat to Google isn’t that someone else will implement the same Calendar API as Google, it’s that someone will make web pages uncrawlable through proprietary extensions to HTML or HTTP” (tags: rest webservices soap http html)