[ESIP-all] ESIP Visioneers telecon on Monday

Cappelaere Patrice pat at cappelaere.com
Sun Sep 23 20:06:34 EDT 2012


On Sep 23, 2012, at 7:55 PM, Don Sullivan <donald.v.sullivan at nasa.gov> wrote:

> Pat,
> Two observations;
> Peter seems to know the difference between "reply" and "reply to all and then some" - do you ?
Sure. What did I do wrong here?
> Secondly, you appear to answer questions with "well, Yahoo does it that way" and "well, Google
> does it this way" instead of "well, I do it this way because ...". Why is this ?
Well Peter called this a hack.  He is the one to answer to that statement.  I would not call what Google does a hack, ever.
I have a lot of respect for those very smart guys.  So I would really want to know why Peter's statement.
> For instance, to pick just ONE comment: "...REST is inefficient on large data holdings"
> on what grounds do YOU refute ?

Peter made that statement and I was really looking forward to an answer.  Why would REST be inefficient?
I really do not know unless you implement an ineffective API.  This is a good question.

> I am of the old (UNIX) school - many (maybe small) tools, chained together, are, in my experience,
> WAY more efficient than a one-size-fits-all. I find it difficult, nay, impossible, to imagine a
> totally "RESTful" universe. REST just doesn't answer ALL the requirements in MY universe.
> My 2¢

of course not.  But this is not a debate on REST.  We are just talking about themes here.  If you have some great theme to share with us, please add two more cents.  My proposed theme is about putting the user back in the center.

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