I spent last week at 9300ft above the sea level at Keystone (CO) attending the Colorado Software Summit. This is one of the best conferences I have attended in a long time, with just about 300 attendees and serious sessions with very little fluff and absolutely no product/vendor pitch of any kind. This is one […]
Explaining "state" in "Hypermedia as the Engine of Application State" (HATEOAS) is a bit tricky, particularly when you have to do it under two minutes. The problem is that, the word "state" means different things to different people. For most of us coming from some background in web development, state usually involves numbers, strings, booleans, […]
Jonas Galvez recently asked in the rest-discuss list whether to use Atom style link element, or roll his own. There were a few more discussions recently on this topic in the context of JSON. One was by Joe Gregorio on RESTful JSON where he talked about using a href property for linking. The second was […]
Why did RFC-4267 not leave room for a JSON-family of representations? For XML, RFC 3023 formally defined XML-based media types using the "+xml" naming convention, so that clients (e.g. XMLHttpRequest) can recognize any XMLish media type as long as the media type follows this convention. But not so for JSON?