Monday, 23 July 2007

What is Astoria?

While I wait for amazon to deliver RESTful Web Services, there's plenty to read on the web...

Jon Udell posts an interesting example of a RESTing transaction... seems to me there are very few 'example interactions' around to help people understand how REST is 'different', so it makes an interesting read.

If you prefer an explanation rather than a lot of reading, watch Pablo Castro introduce Astoria Data Services (pre-MIX) and at MIX "Accessing Data Services in the Cloud" (then subscribe to his blog about Astoria and Entity Framework stuff).

SOT: If, like me (after doing a bit of reading about REST and then JSON), you started to wonder if JSON isn't superior to Xml in many respects, you'll want to download JSON Viewer as you start to build applications with it.

P.S. How do you get a job like Pablo's?

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