protocol7 archive
30 May 2007

REST going mainstream?

Looks like Burton thinks REST will go mainsteam in the next couple of years. Given that we’ve been feed that protocol independence and stuff like WS-MEX, ERPs and WS-Trust was really important, it’s interesting to see the big guys now thinking REST is the next big thing. Did we all of a sudden realize that all that cruft wasn’t all that crucial anyways?

Tool vendors is getting into REST. I guess any support is a nod of approvement, but given the focus on code-first, remote invocation, ignore-the-network frameworks that rules the WS-* world, I keep my hopes low for the near future. Please convince me otherwise, in the meantime a good HTTP client, XOM and  Restlets will be sufficient.

tags: WS