Web Services: Its So Crazy, It Just Might Not Work

Dave Winer dave@userland.com
Tue, 31 Jul 2001 13:05:19 -0700


RMI is a closed box. 

Good for Java-to-Java apps.

Too bad not all developers use Java.

Dave


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Clay Shirky" <clay@shirky.com>
To: "Mike Dierken" <mike@DataChannel.com>
Cc: <fork@xent.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2001 12:51 PM
Subject: Re: Web Services: Its So Crazy, It Just Might Not Work


> > Loose coupling and remote method invocation sound like they are
> > opposites.  But I suppose anything to help loosen the coupling in an
> > RMI/RPC situation will help.
> 
> Channeling the spirits of FoRK, I think Dave's answer would be "That's
> what I've been saying for years" while Mark's would be "Nothing will
> help, because the brokeness is in the idea of RPC, not in the
> implementations."
> 
> I guess what I'm trying to handicap is: is RMI like hypertext, an old
> idea just waiting for the right environment, or is it like video
> phones, a technological capability its putative users have no actual
> use for?
> 
> -clay
> 
> 
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