Tim Ewald on MEST

Tim has some comments on MEST. While I said that I am not going to try and describe MEST again until we have a paper written, I think I need to make a clarification (some more details can be found as a comment on Tim‘s post).

As I’ve said previously, MEST is not proposing something that we are not already doing. As Tim says, MEST is already omni-present. We were just trying to define the architectural style called “service-orientation” in terms of architectural elements (data, connectors, components) and then compare it with “resource-orientation” which is represented by REST.

I can’t emphasise enough that the last thing we have been suggesting is that there is only a single WSDL operation defined for every Web Service called ‘ProcessMessage’. Obviously it’s been our fault for not making this crystal clear! Sorry!

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