Geeks With Blogs
My blog on all kinds of stuff... May 2006 Entries
Is Software Development Really Hard?
Rocky blogs that 98% of the systems being built out there are "trivial" or at least can be solved by "trivial" solutions. Is this really the case? He also contends that most applications are a "viewer (form, page, screen)" over data and development tools such automat this, attributing unecessary complexity to tool vendors, framework builders, architects etc. I actually disagree with his assessment on the distribution of complexity. My developers spend much more of their time behind the screen than ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 31, 2006 5:04 AM

Is there such a thing as a "simple" service?
A lot of time has been spent debating REST versus WS-*, examples are given based on what have been qualified as “simple” services. For instance, a RESTian example that shows how to retrieve a list of orders (or cars) or a WS-* (dare I say SOAP?) example that shows how to consume a service that returns the current weather. There has been a lot of banter that suggests that REST is used for “simple” web services and this has been slightly offensive to certain individuals. In ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 17, 2006 5:44 PM

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