Tag Archives: softarch

DOA 2008

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 »

REST as a long bet?

I have to say, I’m with James in his response to Sam’s long bets; To say, as Sam and Tim both do, that REST is important is like saying the fan in my laptop is “important”. There’s really nothing to discuss about it. RESTful services are fundamentally critical to the continued evolution of the Web.… Read More »

Nouns, verbs, oh my!

It’s nice to see Pat Helland join the REST/SOA conversation. His first post is in a rather quisical, loose style that I hadn’t seen before, but that’s ok, I think I get what he’s talking about. The point seems to be summed up here; Is the purchase-order (or even the line-item) a noun or a… Read More »

REST, WADL, forest, trees

I’m kinda busy with a bunch of things on my plate, but felt I had to chime in on the latest calls for a RESTful description language ala WADL. Aristotle’s response struck a chord; […] there isn’t much to describe; there aren’t any methods or signatures thereof to document, since access to resources is uniform… 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 »

Space of versions, check!

Dave Orchard on versioning; The fundamental problem with a version # in a document is that it doesn’t provide for a given document to be valid under more than one version. What we really need is to be able to indicate a “space of versions” that a given document is valid under, whether that’s a… 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 »