Tag Archives: soap

REST vs SOAP, the personal cost

I’ve been thinking about writing this for some time now. In fact, it’s probably way overdue. But there’s no better time than the present, as they say. I’ve had enough. I’m not participating in any more “REST vs. SOAP” discussions. When I started on this mission to educate those who didn’t understand how the Web… Read More »

Fence sitting arguments

Mark Little responds to an interesting post by Bill Burke about compensation based transactions. I don’t really have any direct response to the gist of that discussion, but wanted to highlight a couple of Mark’s arguments that I consider to be probably the top two arguments by those who feel there’s value in both the… Read More »

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 »

Seven years of WS-Bashing

I’ll be well out of range of an IP packet next week when it happens, but next Tuesday marks the seventh anniversary of my first public anti-WS post, to Develop Mentor’s old “soap-discuss” mailing list. I didn’t realize it until now, but James Snell gets the dubious honour of being the target of that post.… Read More »

links for 2007-03-01

Integrate This»Blog Archive » W3C Workship slides online My slides from the workshop. Thanks to plh for the PDF conversion. (tags: w3c wsec rest webservices soa restvsoa restvsoap)

links for 2007-02-28

IVOA Note – UWS recast as a REST protocol Nice description of how to put stuff on the Web that was previously hidden behind SOAP. (tags: rest soap webservices http uri) Engine of State : On Gee, I hope I’m not switching Danny’s lights on and off via GET 8-) (tags: rest http web state)… Read More »

links for 2007-02-21

Sanjiva Weerawarana’s Blog – interview on ws-* vs. rest “I’m sure I’ll be painted a WS-* fanatic by the RESTafarians now” I think that cat was let out of the bag long ago, Sanjiva 8-) (tags: rest wso2 webservices) InfoQ: Interview with Sanjiva Weerawarana: Debunking REST/WS-* Myths “What about Google maps- is that RESTful? Can… Read More »

links for 2007-02-15

JSR 311: Java (TM) API for RESTful Web Services Sounds like fun! (tags: rest java jcp) Fundamentals of Web Site Acceleration :: Port80 Software ” Send as little data as possible – Send it as infrequently as possible” (tags: web performance http) WS-* vs REST is not the question (Eric Newcomer’s Weblog) “so any application… Read More »