Thursday, 11 May 2006
I hear that HTTP stuff is pretty cool. If anyone cares you can peruse a bunch of blog entries on my website (www.goland.org) where I walk through a number of key enterprise scenarios and show that nothing more than HTTP+XML is required.
And yes, I still work for Microsoft. In fact, one of my jobs is to write the best practices for the design of all external interfaces for Windows Live. What you will see is a lot of HTTP, microformats, URL encodings and XML. My instructions are clear, first priority goes to simple HTTP interfaces..
Excellent! In a nutshell, he’s doing what I’m doing at Yahoo, although I’d favour JSON quicker than XML for most cases (but then again, the XML disease is pretty advanced at MSFT).
I really enjoyed working with Yaron at BEA, and “discussing” things like WebDAV properties, REST and HTTP in our copious spare time. Now we’re both full-time on it. Let the co-opetition ensue!