Friday, December 16, 2005

Is REST Needed?

Mark "I won't rest until you REST" Baker is at it again. In a recent presentation, Mark tells the population:

He goes on to state:

and the follows it up with several slides like this:

Yes Mark, you can order a pizza with SOAP, with REST, with CORBA, with RMI, with EJB and more. What's your point? The world needs REST? Let's be clear: "REST" is unnecessary - as is all of this stuff! If we want to build our distributed systems with Sockets and EDI we could - BUT WE DON'T!

Mark - if you want to compare and contrast REST and Web services than do it right. This is crap and you know it. The funny thing is, I'm a REST fan - I just can't stomach this one-sided bullshit.

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