Re: Mapping POJOs

From: Paul Sandoz <Paul.Sandoz_at_Sun.COM>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 13:43:59 +0200

Jan Algermissen wrote:
> [apologies for stepping in here with just a short remark, but work will keep me another couple
> of days from thoroughly digging through what has already been built and said]
> I think the focus should be on (appropriately used) HTTP and not on primarily on REST. One of the benefits
> a REST-Style architecture offers to an API developer is uniformity. Trying to be too generic (as in 'REST API')
> reduces this benefit. One might build a framework for developing APIs for REST architectures, but when it
> comes to developing the API (is this is what we do here IIUC), sticking as much to the architecture as possible
> yields the greatest benefit. Every design decision we can possibly take away from the developer will make her life
> easier[1].

+1, especially on the last sentence (which also reflects my concern over
the use of annotations some cases).

> A nice read is Mark's abstract model of HTTP resource state[2].



> Jan
> [1] That is IMHO the great power of Atom as it (when assumed mandatory) narrows the design space even further.
> [2]
>> Marc.
>> ---
>> Marc Hadley <marc.hadley at>
>> CTO Office, Sun Microsystems.
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