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