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   RE: [xml-dev] ANN: REST Tutorial

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Errrr.... yes and no.   The REST model of communication 
isn't as familiar to mainstream programmers as one 
might assume.   I find that a lot of programmers 
love RPC, recognize it, understand the GUI centrisms 
and can get right to work.  Why?  Because the site 
owner determines the interfaces, the parameters, etc., 
and the programmer just "hooks up".  The scaling to 
the web "to hookup anytime" is a red herring to 
these people.  They aren't interested in committees 
to negotiate document types, or document types in 
general.  They like the fact that the site owner 
predetermines that for them.  Most of the time, 
they aren't worried about universal identity or 
access: they have edge systems that need to be 
integrated into semi-permeable (mostly closed 
but some public interfaces) systems.   There 
is a middle ground there.

Horses for courses.


-----Original Message-----
From: Matt Gushee [mailto:mgushee@havenrock.com]

The push for REST-based Web Services is all about doing more with
less, and it is centered on technologies that have already gained 
near-universal presence in the business world.


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