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Re^3: modern ways of doing web services - avoid REST too
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I appreciate the simplification and see you're passionate about it.
I only add: blaming crummy REST implementations on REST instead of the dev is a bit like blaming obesity on good food and exercise. REST does, like test driven development and other "cost up front" approaches, take discipline. I think it's worth it. I think the benefits cascade. I think working with HTTP instead of at right angles of convenience would have got web development as a whole further faster.