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Design depends largely on constraints.” — Charles Eames

Tuesday, 3 February 2004


What is NetKernel?

Just got some mail regarding the Cacheability Engine which led me to NetKernel;

NetKernel is a Java-based virtual REST operating system for internet applications. NetKernel is a scalable microkernel which implements a modular REST abstraction in which all software components are URI addressable REST-services.

Very interesting stuff; it’ll be instructive for many to be able to compare REST and SOA for the purposes of integration, etc. at something other than a theoretical level; while it’s been possible for quite some time, the tool support for REST hasn’t really been there.