Monthly Archives: July 2007

How not to bridge XMPP and HTTP

BOSH is a specification that defines how XMPP can be used over HTTP. It’s obviously written by people who know what they’re talking about, because they’ve got good requirements, and get into great detail about the design choices they’ve made. Unfortunately, BOSH makes the one big mistake that so many others make; treating HTTP as… Read More »

Crud, more CRUD crud

I’ve said it before, but apparently not enough as David Chappel chimes in with this; A RESTful approach is a natural for data-oriented applications that focus on create/read/update/delete scenarios. He’ll get no argument from me that REST is good for data-oriented applications, but saying that it’s only good for the subset that fit the CRUD… Read More »