AppEngine is to Amazon Web Services as HTTP is to SOAP. Needless to say, I’m a fan.
Once again I’m happy to be a part of the program committee for the DOA conference. I’ve found the quality of papers there to always be quite high … yes, even some of the Web services ones often have something to contribute (I can forgive one wrong assumption 8-). The CFP for DOA 2008 has… Read More »
Opera’s surely been feeling the heat from WebKit given that it’s basically taking over the world, including mobile. So here’s a thought: why don’t they abandon their own rendering engine, Presto, and adopt WebKit? Then instead of being “that other browser”, which developers are loathe to bother testing for, they’d be the best (from what… Read More »
Dear LazyWeb; I’m still undecided about which pill I’ll swallow when I finally upgrade my ancient-but-reliable laptop. But whatever my choice, I realize I’m going to have a large problem, the same problem that inflicts so many other laptop-toting, standards-wrangling, conference-schmoozing geeks like myself: I’ll need a whole new batch of stickers! What I was… Read More »
Hey, it looks like Web3S was replaced by Atom/APP. Awesome. I think “Why not Atom?” was one of my first questions of Yaron when he described Web3S to me last year. I’m confident this is for the best. In addition to Atom/APP being existing standards (with an accompanying abundance of existing tooling), Microsoft will also… Read More »
David Peterson defends SimpleDB‘s use of HTTP GET for mutation actions by appealing to the HTTP spec itself, specifically pipelining where it says; Clients SHOULD NOT pipeline requests using non-idempotent methods or non-idempotent sequences of methods (see section 9.1.2). Otherwise, a premature termination of the transport connection could lead to indeterminate results. A client wishing… Read More »
Sam Ruby writes; A much more interesting question to me is whether PATCH will operate at the content level or the transfer level. Or, to put it anther way, will patch operate at the infoset level, or will it be able to be directly applied to HTML as she is written? PATCH means what ever… Read More »
Roy Fielding joins the blogosphere. Subscribed (duh!).
Via Stefan, a proposal from the WSO2 gang for an approach to decentralizing media types and removing the requirement for the registration process. Been there, tried that. I used to think that was a good idea, but no longer do. Problem one: an abundance of media types is a bad thing for pretty much the… Read More »
If you’re a Firefox user (or any browser user for that matter), run, don’t walk, to download the latest Firefox 3 Beta. Damn, this thing is lean and mean. I’ve got my usual 40-50 tabs open right now and it’s consuming about one third to one quarter of the memory FF2 did on WinXP. Plus… Read More »