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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 »

Fielding on Web Services (and Waka too)

Michael Radwin reports from ApacheCon 2002 about Roy Fielding‘s presentation on Waka (his planned HTTP 1.1 replacement), and Web services. There’s a lot of good stuff in Roy’s (PPT) presentation, but Michael appears to get the point Roy was making about Web services backwards. They don’t solve the N^2 problem, they are the N^2 problem.… Read More »