Perl/CPAN v. Ruby ?
robin.berjon at expway.fr
Thu Mar 9 15:08:43 GMT 2006
On Mar 09, 2006, at 15:48, Jonathan Peterson wrote:
> Are people really using REST with HTTP PUT, and DELETE methods?
Yes, we used it here and I thought we were doing something unusual
(albeit bloody obvious) but almost every time I mention it it seems
someone will say "oh yeah, we do that too, work real nice". I take
this to be happy news. Also, at the Web APIs meeting two weeks ago,
while we were talking about what minimal set of features from
XMLHttpRequest needed to be standardised, I thought people would push
to only require GET and POST but was pleasantly surprised to see
everyone around the room adamantly push in violent agreement for
HEAD, PUT, and DELETE (at least) with REST being mentioned quite a
few times as the reason.
I guess the good thing about becoming old and cynical is you get more
> We tried to use XMLRPC, which is easier and faster than SOAP, but it
> doesn't appear to have been well adopted at large, and we are
> finding everyone wants SOAP APIs. But SOAP is a PITA and always
> seems to
> be slow. bleh.
IME people don't want SOAP APIs, they want APIs that hide away all
this scary XML and HTTP stuff. I've found that wrapping all that in
shiny looking interfaces that make it look like they're just calling
a local library makes them happy. YMMV.
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