Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
XP is just a number

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I'm sorry, I agree with the XML/SOAP point but I think the rest is terrible advice. Doing webservices in a private idiom for each project is the opposite of consistency. REST only ends up inconsistent if it's abused/ignored. Using POST for every call is a kind of cognitive dissonance in design; why not just start over with POE or whatever and get away from HTTP completely. And Storable won't always even work between two different versions of Perl (even with nstore) let alone with anything else at all.

I wrote a fairly half-baked REST service (some is not particularly RESTy and I regret and hope to phase out those misteps) for our main application at work about a year ago. Someone in another group picked it up and prototyped an integration with their application in a couple of weeks. Other teams had been working (well mostly arguing about how hard it would be and how to design it) to achieve this for two years. We were fairly astonished at how well it works. The dev said it was easy because the webservice was so simple/clear/atomic; "brilliant" was the word used. I brought nothing to that particular party except attempting to follow REST principles. It was the most gratifying thing that's happened to me in this particular job in a looooooooong time.

In reply to Re^2: modern ways of doing web services by Your Mother
in thread modern ways of doing web services by Anonymous Monk

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    and all is quiet...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others romping around the Monastery: (6)
    As of 2018-04-21 16:33 GMT
    Find Nodes?
      Voting Booth?