Tag Archives: soa

New voices

I’m absolutely thrilled that Tim has finally grokked REST. AFAIK, he’s the first die-hard Web services type with a strong public persona to realize REST’s (and the Web’s, of course) benefits over WS/SOA/RPC. Bravo, Tim! I’ve long thought that what was needed in this discussion was new perspectives on the relationship between REST and WS/RPC/etc…… Read More »

That human-targetted argument again

I wanted to expand a little on my dismissal of Sanjiva’s argument that “The Web is necessarily human centric”. Sanjiva, in his support for – and authorship of – WSDL, presumably wants to permit developers to publish their own service-specific interfaces, such as ones supporting methods like the canonical “getStockQuote”, or even “getRealtimeStockQuote”. And I’m… Read More »

Questionable content

I tried to post this comment to Jorgen’s latest blog entry; Perhaps if SOA were defined, we’d be able to tell you whether there’s a problem that had a decent SOA based solution! 8-O All I know is that REST is an *improvement* upon SOA for multi-agency, data-oriented systems. The big win is that REST… Read More »

REST, misrepresented

Sanjiva gave a talk at Google on Web services, which also touched on REST. Unfortunately there’s a lot of misinformation in there about REST, including a statement to the effect of “If you want to sign your message, you can’t use REST” (I don’t think I’m taking that out of context), plus a slide (@… Read More »

Reinvention

Ian Foster writes about OGSA-DAI (Data Access and Integration); […] it provides uniform Web Services interfaces to diverse data resources Neat! That’s so 1990. How many times do we really need to reinvent the Web, on top of the Web? All this because of a little confusion over a word. Wow.

The unsittable fence

Mark Little explains why he’s a proud fence sitter in the REST vs. WS-* debate; I’ve never believed in the one-size fits all argument; REST has simplicity/manageability to offer in certain circumstances and WS-* works better in others. As far as distributed internet-based computing is concerned, REST is probably closer to Mac OS X and… Read More »