Tags / rest

Regarding Format Debt

An interesting (non-geeks, excuse yourself) discussion has arisen as the result of Bill de h├ôra’s post Format Debt, what you can’t say. At the heart of the argument is how to appropriately indicate layering given the inadequacy of Internet media types to specify that information. The problem crops up often, especially in regard [...]

oEmbed FAIL! Represent RESTfully.

oEmbed is the latest standard to come out of the Web 2.0 developer crowd. While I’m typically a huge advocate of standards, and think much of the prior work has been superb, oEmbed fails on almost every level. So much so, in fact, that I’m writing this post to declare it worthless, and [...]

Ruby on Rails 1.2 Released

Ruby on Rails 1.2 has been released! This is the latest version of the popular framework for building web applications. Coinciding with this release of Rails 1.2 is the release of Prototype 1.5. Prototype is the JavaScript framework that powers the rich functionality of many web applications.
Ruby on Rails dramatically altered the [...]