Software Engineering Radio Interview

, May 24, 2008

At OOP 2008, Markus Völter interviewed me on REST – not many surprises for regular readers, I guess … but let me know what you think.

On May 27, 2008 5:29 AM, pkeane said:

Very nice interview (just listened this afternoon). I especially liked the bit about HTTP providing interfaces that we can “subclass” — by abiding HTTP standards around GET/PUT/POST/DELETE we know intermediaries (and/or lowest-common denominator “discovery” clients) will work fine. Our “subclasses” of those can still be performing more sophisticated application- or domain-specific tasks.

I find my use of Atom/AtomPub to be quite like that: everything works quite well on the wider web, but my application specific extensions or categories (i.e., Atom subclasses) have applicability in my space and allow for more sophisticated interactions w/in the app itself.

thanks- Peter Keane