Chris's Rants

Monday, February 20, 2006

Houston, we have a problem

I'm starting to agree with Mark Baker! <grin/> (although for completely different reasons)

Seriously, the comment of Dare's that Mark cites is complete BS. The whole point of Web services is supposed to be that you should not need to, know the hardware platform, operating system or programming language of the system with which you interact. Granted, the same characteristic applies to REST as manifested with HTTP.

This whole discussion of "when to use SOAP vs POX/HTTP cum REST" is simply inane. It's about as silly as the "which is better: Java vs C++ vs C vs Smalltalk vs Ruby vs Python vs Perl vs tcl vs ..." debates.

1 Comments:

  • Oh! Python's definitely the best! ... ok ... joking

    Provided its based on open standards, I don't care too much which acronym is used ... though my personal preference is towards light-weight and agile.

    By Anonymous Evan Hempel, at February 21, 2006 7:57 PM  

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