Thought of the day: was RE: Gen_server and Gen_fsm questions

Wilkin, Kurt Kurt.Wilkin@REDACTED
Wed Jan 5 03:37:16 CET 2005

on Wednesday, 5 January 2005 3:52 a.m. Marc van Woerkom wrote:
> The idea to stick to HTTP calls seems to appear on the
> O'Reilly emerging tech conference:
>    "Just" Use HTTP
>    Sam Ruby, Senior Technical Staff Member, Emerging
> Technologies Group, IBM
> Regards,
> Marc

It's not mentioned in that description, but that appears to be
based on or at least stunningly similar to the REST architectural 
style, whose _style_ would fit very comfortably with some of the 
common Erlang approaches to RPC, and is interesting in its own right.
Interestingly, REST also disagrees with the whole SOAP approach.

>From :

"REST suggests that what the Web got right is having a small, 
globally defined set of remote methods (HttpMethods: GET, POST, 
PUT, DELETE, etc) applied to any thing (specifically, any resource), 
because such a system allows a maximum number of otherwise 
uncoordinated actors to interoperate. No matter what web server you 
have, and no matter what web client I have, I know if I see a URI of 
yours like, that I can retrieve the 
associated document using HTTP GET, with no advance co-ordination 
needed other than agreement on the relevant specs (which are already 
pervasively deployed)."

Cheers, Kurt.

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