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The Battle Between the Two Gods of Hypermedia: The Reader and The Writer

by Nick Gall  |  September 17, 2010

[This is a continuation of a discussion of the “shape of the web” that started in Twitter and then moved to Richard Veryard’s blog: What shape is the Internet.] Glad...

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Tim Berners-Lee Doesn’t Seem to Think “Linked Data” Requires RDF

by Nick Gall  |  July 21, 2010

I just plunged back into the linked data scene after having been more focused on other topics, like design thinking/hybrid thinking. I was surprised to find that the controversy about...

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Epiphany: Replace HATEOAS With "Hypermedia Describes Protocols"

by Nick Gall  |  June 2, 2009

As a few of my friends know, I live for epiphanies. I love to connect concepts. So I'm really happy to be having one now (it's been a while as...

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Great set of resources on scalability and other -ility issues

by Nick Gall  |  January 14, 2009

Recommended: ...

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Long Live the Web

by Nick Gall  |  January 6, 2009

Anne Thomas Manes has started the new year of with a bang by declaring: SOA is Dead; Long Live Services. While I agree with many of the sentiments behind Anne's...

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Generic Identifiers aka Web Scale Identifiers

by Nick Gall  |  December 8, 2008

The most important aspect of WOA is application neutral interfaces (or as some prefer application generic interfaces). Since interfaces are constituted by their IFaPs (Identifiers, Formats, and Protocols), this means...

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WOA: Putting the Web Back in Web Services

by Nick Gall  |  November 19, 2008

As my friend and colleague Anthony Bradley just pointed out in his blog, our WOA note has finally been published (subscription required) and it's something that I am very proud...

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WOA is Phony? Ouch!

by Nick Gall  |  October 21, 2008

Judith Hurwitz apparently doesn't like WOA. That's OK. To each their own. [BTW, I choose to use the ungrammatical their/they/them as a universal 3rd party pronoun to avoid having to...

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Good Walk-Through of a RESTful Transactional Application

by Nick Gall  |  October 6, 2008

How to GET a Cup of Coffee is a very detailed discussion of a RESTful application of ordering and paying for coffee at a hypothetical Starbucks. It shows a lot...

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How Does REST Help Solve Data Semantics Problems?

by Nick Gall  |  October 2, 2008

Eric Roch recently blogged (Gartner on SOA vs. WOA) about my REST interview and he asked an excellent question: "So let's look at the [REST] constraints, can someone please tell me...

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