Tuesday, April 27, 2010


OK, so we're heavy in recruitment time here at $DAYJOB, and I see lots of resumes that claim deep REST experience. However, when I probe candidates about building URIs, resources, using HTTP correctly, and so on, they are largely clueless. Probe a bit further and really all they've done is create some simple HTTP endpoint that takes query params or XML in the request body.

Now, there's nothing wrong at all with simple endpoints, andd they're damn useful. However, trying to pass it off as REST is another thing. Those folks just seem to think at "If it's not SOAP, I must be doing REST!".

Wrong. So very wrong. Reminds me of this blog I read recently, and it's associated reddit discussion.

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