Re: REST as RPC done right
On Friday 01 March 2002 04:18 pm, David Brownell wrote: > That is, mask the local/remote dichotomy not by trying > to hide remoteness under a locally-oriented "procedure" > model (doesn't work well) ... but by hiding local-ness > under a model that cleanly exposes remoteness. Yep. It takes a while for people using CORBA/RPC/et al. to realise that you can't make things truly transparent. Once you do, you change the way you write applications using those tools. > REST meets that model better than RPC. The fact > that they're Turing-equivalent is beside the point; > nobody programs Turing machine bytecode. :) I agree... though REST doesn't stand alone in this... or is just one of various flavors of roughly the same programming paradigm. I'll say again that I think tying REST to HTTP does it a disservice as an architecture. FWIW. Most of this is irrelevant anyway.
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