Sunday, August 08, 2004

APIs considered harmful

Thinking about my recent meltdown about complexity in WS-land and reading Adam Bosworth's latest blog entry I am reminded that I believe APIs are basically anathema in document-centric computing.

This API-centricity, more than anything else, is the logjam that needs to be broken before we can gush forth into the RESTian bits-on-the-wire world which is the future of integration IMHO.

From way back in 2002, in what was then my XML in Practice column on ITWorld : APIs Considered harmful.

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