On 6/30/07, Alexander Johannesen <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Seriously, before you do anything, read the book "Restful WebServices"
> by Sam Ruby and Leonard Richardson
> (http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9780596529260/). I'd do it the ROA way
> (and have for some time; resource oriented architecture), but I do
> understand it puts certain strain on the areas of the brain
> responsible for learning conceptually new things.
This is excellent advice IMHO -- thinking in terms of resources
instead of verbs is a huge leap forward to web applications that are
*in* the web rather than *on* the web.
The funny thing about Resource Oriented Architecture (aka REST) is
that from a distance it may appear to be
yet-another-new-thing-to-learn; but if you've been building web
applications as long as Eric has, spending an hour into understanding
REST will probably turn out to be more of a déjà vu epiphany
experience than anything.