The future is yesterday

Thursday, 10 May 2007

Jon Hanna:

Plenty of people [here on rest-discuss] had made computers talk to each other over HTTP and in accordance with HTTP before there was any hype around “REST”, but people still insist that the web doesn’t work and we need rubbish like SOAP to “fix” it, [which means] we need something with an actual name before they can even dare to believe in it. Similarly, in other aspects of the web we have “Web2.0” which, as far as I can see, is the radical notion that the technology we’ve all been using for over 15 years might actually work and maybe we should just use it rather than trying to win the glory of being the person who fixes it.