Re: Traditional RPC
On Tuesday 19 February 2002 09:57 am, Matthew Gertner wrote: > Gavin Thomas Nicol wrote: > > I've often felt that the requirements for those two things are so > > vastly different that different tools should be used... one way or > > another, publishing to the web and developing web-based > > applications is simply too hard and too expensive... > > Wow, this is a problem? I would have said that it is the Web's (and > therefore, by implication, REST's) biggest strength. Then you obviously haven't watched people spend millions of dollars a year trying to build and maintain a corporate web site. Indepedent of REST architecture, the success of the web, as I've seen it evolve, is largely due to a sequence of quick wins (instant gratification) and boatloads of hype dollars. > The fact of the matter is that besides a handful of infrastructure, > development and design/authoring tools, all of which could > plausibly be supplied by one vendor (whose name could plausibly > start with "M"), nearly every application involves nothing more > than displaying information and soliciting additional information > from users using forms, with some straightforward notion of business > logic (i.e. for data validation and moving the user from one screen > to the next). The *FACT* is that the devil (and the cost) is in the details. Have you ever built something like http://www.internetweek.com/ and then maintained it? If you have, I'd *love* to know your secret to success so I can point people at it.... I'm as much of a SMOP-monger as anyone else, but exerience tells me that the barrier to entry is high, and getting higher. The web, as it exists, is tremendously successful, and tremendously *wasteful*....
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