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Re: The Two Way Web

From: Justin Chapweske <justin@cyrus.net>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 16:06:58 -0600
Message-ID: <38DA9582.EAC3F5ED@cyrus.net>
To: mark.baker@Canada.Sun.Com, xml-dist-app@w3.org, soap@discuss.develop.com
> And many (most, from what I've seen) of those real people are
> actually *misusing* HTTP.  If it was a simple matter of them
> shooting themselves in their own foot, then I wouldn't bother
> speaking out.  But encouraging the proliferation of RPC over
> the web is the quickest way I can think of to turn a loosely
> coupled message-based medium, into a brittle, staticly-bound
> one.

Mark, the problem is that most developers feel safe in their warm fuzzy
strongly typed, synchronous method call, tightly coupled, RPC
world....thats the way they were taught to program.  I think that most
people on this list will agree (with some persuasion) that a tightly
coupled, development time constructed, web would be a horrible step
back.  The problem is one of mapping loosely-coupled message passing
ideals onto something that is natural for the mundanes to program
against.  

Asynchronous message passing used to be this really scary thing until
someone had the bright idea to rename them as "Events" and invent a
simple programming style for them.  If you want your ideals to stand, an
alternative, learnjavain21days, digestable system needs to be developed
that is loosely coupled and conceptually simple.

Its all about presentation...

-- 
Justin Chapweske - Noodler, Cyrus Intersoft
http://www.cyrusintersoft.com/
Received on Thursday, 23 March 2000 17:09:13 GMT

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