Since I work in the EAI/Web Services field, I am not new to the REST vs SOAP debate; For a while, I have been thinking that it is more of a choice in a web service design
Fortunately I came across a very good article on the REST vs SOAP debate yesterday and now realize that the issue is much deeper than that;
It seems to me that debate falls along the lines of other common debates between - practicians vs theorists, generalists vs specialists, strongly typed interfaces vs weakly typed interfaces , KISS vs complicated , bottom-up vs top-down and so on.
Why is it that we in the Software Industry always seem to have to deal with so many philosophical arguments, unlike other industries? I guess this has to do with Software being much more malleable , than , say most metals.
Monday, July 02, 2007
If you are in Silicon Valley, there are a number of avenues to meet interesting people in Technology. You can attend events on a number of topics of your interest and they don't cost that much to attend. Here are some of the organizations which I attend whenever I get time.
b)TIE (The Indus Entrepreneurs)
c)SVPMA(Silicon Valley Product Management Association)