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Thursday, 15 May 2008

Atom gets a new audience

Filed under: Standards Syndication Web Services

Huh. The Atom Format RFC has been out for a while, and as one of the authors, I get the odd mail now and again asking a question or just saying “thanks.”

In the last week or two, however, there’s been a bit of an uptick, and all of these e-mails contain the word “ Astoria.”

As a Unix/Open Source developer, it’s easy to forget that there’s a whole other world out there that’s much bigger than the one I live in (just look at the job ads anywhere but Silicon Valley). However, one of the big takeaways that I took from the whole SOA experience was that the big enterprise vendors will do anything to court those developers, developers, developers.

If this is indicative, I think we may be in for for something pretty big.


1 Comment

Robert O'Brien said:

I’ve noticed several MS people in our neck of the woods (NZ/AUS) starting to do presentations on ReST. ATOM seams a natural extension. I guess there will be topics on this a the up comming TechEds. Did a presso on ATOM eventually becoming the Enterprise Message Bus a few years back…So is it now safe to start talking more about ARReSTED then?

Thursday, May 15 2008 at 11:57 AM

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