So I had a quick look at Google Gears this morning. Unlike some, I do most definitely see value in supporting disconnected scenarios, not because I don’t see pervasive wired and wireless networks being the rule in the not-too-distant future – I do – but because I understand that networks are unreliable. That said, I… Read More »
I made a comment on Pete Lacey’s latest in the “RIA” discussion that I wanted to reiterate here; how is that different than the bad old days when a site was developed for one particular browser?
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 »
This report about Google’s brand power reminds me of a discussion I had with a guy from Adobe at ETech who was pushing Apollo. I was trying to figure out why somebody would want to use it, and this guy’s response was “One word; branding”. Of course, he trotted out the expected example of Apple… Read More »
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 »
A quaint exchange on the WebAPI WG mailing list; >> Why not always uppercase method? > > That would upset the HTTP gods. Ok. Fair enough. I see that my work there is complete. 8-)
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.
How has Mobile Web 2.0 come to this; One way that Web 2.0 companies can similarly adjust their services for mobile devices is by relying less on browser-based applications and more on small software clients that users can download onto their phones. “The browser will fade into the background,” said Wood. The article’s not all… Read More »
Damn, if the W3C can’t get the browser based Web right, and is home to the core standards that make up WS-Deathstar, it makes one wonder if they’re really the organization best suited to “Lead the Web to its full potential”. IMO, all of the problems mentioned at those links would vanish if only the… Read More »