· Naughties
· · 2006
· · · November
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S for Simple · I feel guilty sometimes about the lull in my WS-Rants, because the forces of WS-Complexity and WS-Darkness are out there evangelizing tirelessly. But today I feel better, because there are powerful WS-dialogues out there speaking truth to confusion. Duncan Cragg has published <a href='http://duncan-cragg.org/blog/post/getting-data-rest-dialogues/'>Getting Data</a> and <a href='http://duncan-cragg.org/blog/post/setting-data-rest-dialogues/'>Setting Data</a>, which he says are the first two of a nine-part (!) series entitled <cite>The REST Dialogues</cite>. Quite sound and insightful, I think. But laughter is divine and the divine trumps the rational; in that spirit I recommend Pete Lacey’s <a href='http://wanderingbarque.com/nonintersecting/2006/11/15/the-s-stands-for-simple/'>The S stands for Simple</a>, which is in a class by itself. <i>[Update: <a href='http://www.loudthinking.com/arc/000602.html'>DHH piles on</a>.] [Update: <a href='http://www.somebits.com/weblog/tech/bad/whySoapSucks.html'>Nelson Minar too</a>.] [Update: <a href='http://www.intertwingly.net/blog/2006/11/17/The-H-stands-for-Hyper'>and Sam Ruby</a>]. [Update: Lacey’s follow-up, <a href='http://wanderingbarque.com/nonintersecting/2006/11/29/they-cant-hear-you/'>They can’t hear you</a>, is a <em>must-read</em>.]</i>
XML 2006 · We’re only three weeks away from <a href='http://2006.xmlconference.org/'>XML 2006</a>. Which brings to mind that it was ten years ago at that same conference (different name then) that we showed the world the first draft of the XML spec. It was a carefully-staged event, and one of the most intense 45 minutes in my life. Ah... Back to this year. Looks like David Megginson has put together a program that is notably free of the usual suspects and rich with new stuff. I see presenters from Google and the Motley Fool, and on PHP and (my goodness) JSON. Looks very good.
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