Tag Archives: webservices

The bad old days

Tim recalls; I remember the days when it was basically just Mark Baker and me shouting “The WS-King has no WS-clothes and there are WS-bleeding-sores on his WS-butt!” One of these days, I should put together a little retrospective on the past 7-8 years: the players, the converts, the milestone moments, etc… Stay tuned.

What next?

Elias has noticed that my blog has fallen silent recently, and suggests that REST’s victory over WS-* has something to do with it. He’s right. I haven’t had much contract work the past few weeks, but have been helping a couple of startups. But the main reason I don’t blog is that my curmudgeonly style… Read More »

Crud, more CRUD crud

I’ve said it before, but apparently not enough as David Chappel chimes in with this; A RESTful approach is a natural for data-oriented applications that focus on create/read/update/delete scenarios. He’ll get no argument from me that REST is good for data-oriented applications, but saying that it’s only good for the subset that fit the CRUD… 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 »

Microsoft gig

I’ve spent some time over the past couple of months helping Microsoft with RESTful issues for two (soon to be three, I hope) different groups there. One of those is the WCF team, and Omri has just reported on some of it. I’m not sure how much of my input (if any) made it into… 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 »