[FoRK] overhead of RESTful stuff

Stephen Williams sdw at lig.net
Fri Mar 9 08:42:03 PST 2012

On 3/9/12 1:34 AM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 08, 2012 at 04:09:11PM -0800, Stephen Williams wrote:
>> You can do REST principles on that, modified in various ways for
>> distributed messaging topology.  EXI/Protocol Bufers with MPI
>> capabilities and W3C/OAuth addressing and security...
>> But few people care.  Most scalable things have enough money to buy thousands of servers and run junk code.
> We're not scalable, and we don't have money. Do we win? ;)
Doubtful, but good luck!

You're situation sounds perfect for message oriented communication, but simple REST is probably simpler to get working.  And if 
you're IO bound rather than latency or bandwidth-in-flow bound, it is probably fine.


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