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Re: Article on WS architecture and best practice ... may be of in terest

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2002 21:38:56 -0400
To: Paul Prescod <paul@prescod.net>
Cc: "Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler)" <RogerCutler@ChevronTexaco.com>, "'www-ws-arch@w3.org'" <www-ws-arch@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20021007213855.F28061@www.markbaker.ca>

On Mon, Oct 07, 2002 at 04:18:28PM -0700, Paul Prescod wrote:
> There are probably other things I've forgotten. Good references that 
> should back these up include:
>   * http://java.sun.com/people/jag/Fallacies.html
>   * http://research.sun.com/techrep/1994/abstract-29.html
>   * http://www.ics.uci.edu/~fielding/pubs/dissertation/top.htm
>   * Adam Bosworth's various articles (I don't always agree with them but 
> he's got a lot I do agree with)

Add to that;

Ken Arnold's recent interview about some difficulties in distributed
systems design; http://www.artima.com/intv/distrib.html

And another big +1 for the Waldo paper (IMO, it should be required
reading for the WG).

It's also important to note that Web architecture has an answer for many
of these hard problems.  For example, stateless interactions minimize
(i.e. byzantine failure is always a problem) the impact of partial
failure since application state is localized (in the Web's case, with
the message sender).

Mark Baker, CTO, Idokorro Mobile (formerly Planetfred)
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.               distobj@acm.org
http://www.markbaker.ca        http://www.idokorro.com
Received on Monday, 7 October 2002 21:37:57 UTC

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