Friday, August 20, 2004

Implementing REST Web Services

Hao He has a nice article on xml.com : Implementing REST Web Services: Best Practice and Guidance. I especially like the pipe-and-filter design which is at the heart of how we do things in Propylon. Data flows and data transformations are just full of natural goodness.

I was not aware that the pipeline technique has a heritage back with Richard Feynman and his work on that atom bomb. A fascinating particle of information! Anybody out there got any pointers? I tend to point to Henry Ford, to Adam Smiths 'Inquiry into the wealth of nations' and Herbert Simon's 'The architecture of complexity'.

ActiveMQ

James Strachan has announced ActiveMQ 1.0.

Nice.

Thursday, August 19, 2004

Python meetup. Dublin Sept 9th

I am organising a Python meetup in Dublin for, hopefully, early evening Thursday September 9th. See python.meetup.com.

I don't know about the meetup.com side of this. Lets see how it works out. If you are interested in meeting up, please contact me by e-mail or leave a comment on this blog.

Tuesday, August 17, 2004