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WebHooks, Syndication and the Programmable Web

WebHooks, Syndication and the Programmable Web
By Kurt Cagle
February 19, 2009

A friend of mine, NASA systems analyst Joshua McKenty, dropped a note recently in my twitter feed about WebHooks, and why they're superior to syndication as a mechanism for building cross-server applications. While I have run into webhooks periodically in the last couple of years and been intrigued by them, Josh's comments made me go back and really think about them again. While I think that there are still a number of issues to be resolved, overall, I'm beginning to think that he may be right.

Building RESTful Services with XQuery and XRX

By Kurt Cagle
January 24, 2009

I've been banging on the RESTful services/XRX bandwagon for a while now, and the good folks at O'Reilly have kindly consented to let me get out the entire trap drum set for an O'Reilly Webinar entitled "Building RESTful Services with XQuery and XRX".

Analysis 2009: The Web Services Era Begins in Earnest

By Kurt Cagle
January 6, 2009

(Warning, this gets technical). This may seem a rather odd statement - after all, "web services" in the traditional SOA sense have been around for the last decade, give or take a few years. I believe, however, that while...

Analysis 2009: Syndication forms the backbone of the Writable Web

By Kurt Cagle
January 6, 2009

The syndication model has long been a major facet of the way that the web works, but for the most part its been a largely single direction notification mechanism - you publish content, this updates a syndication queue, then...

Analysis 2009: XForms and XML-enabled clients gain traction with XQuery databases

By Kurt Cagle
January 6, 2009

I'm beginning to despair about XForms, which is perhaps a good sign. XForms is perhaps the oldest of the W3C technologies that has yet to either die completely or really dramatically take off, and for all that it has...


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