Chris's Rants

Saturday, February 26, 2005

Cage match!

Sean suggests that our problem is that we don't have a common understanding of what the meaning of 'is' is:
One thing I know for sure. Integration folk (including me) are using words in a certain way, to mean certain things. We *think* the people we are talking with are using the same words in the same way. Words like "message", "asynchronous", "semantics", "API", "transfer", "resource", "service", "interface"... the list goes on. We don't have shared semantics for any of these terms - including the word "semantics" :-(

It is hardly surprising that we do not seem to be making progress. In an ideal world I would put the following people into a room full of white boards and feed them coffee. Their task - sort out the terminology guys!
What? No pizza and beer?

On a more serious note; in a sense, he's quite right. Don't believe me? Check out this thread from days gone by.


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