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  What Is Web 2.0
Subject:   As simple as possible and no simpler
Date:   2005-10-01 02:02:03
From:   jbond
One key factor in all this is APIs and Data formats that are as simple as possible and no simpler. That's:-
- REST not XMLRPC, XMLRPC not SOAP, SOAP, not WS*
- RSS, not custom XML schema, Simple XML schema not obfuscated RDF


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  • As simple as possible and no simpler
    2006-10-24 09:04:02  pinchy [View]

    why not hopital2.0
  • Tim O'Reilly photo As simple as possible and no simpler
    2005-10-01 10:10:14  Tim O'Reilly | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    Julian -- I completely agree. I wrote "lightweight programming models" but I should have used your formulation. It's central to the success of the internet as a whole.

    I remember bringing Fred Baker, the chair of the IETF, to the second open source summit, and asking him what advice he could give to the Open source community, and it was essentially what you said above: standardize as little as possible, just enough to ensure interoperability.

    • As simple as possible and no simpler
      2007-08-14 21:17:25  Backup-Bro [View]

      Web 2.0 is getting more and more popular.
      Say take a look at http://lavasoft.com
      and http://www.office-backup.com get the feeling?