Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Pragmatic message about REST

Sam Ruby says in his Progressive Disclosure post :

"Without intending to take anything away from Roy’s (valid) criticism on labeling, REST isn’t an all or nothing proposition. One can get significant value from partial adoption."

IMHO this message is much stronger and much more likely to be heard in the SOAP quarters than the "drop WS, adopt REST" message. For the latter message to (ever) get mostly if not fully materialized, the former needs to be heard well.


Indeed, Apache CXF preaches this message too with its best-of-breed JAX-WS support and its fledgling but being constantly improved JAX-RS support, now supporting 1.0 API with just few exceptions.

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