I am sure you would have read the famous book - Games People Play by Eric Berne..but in this short post I outline an observation of a game played by Microsoft.
Disclaimer- I am unbiased towards Microsoft and even considered taking a job with them..So please take this post as an observation and not a rant..
APP - Atom publishing (and syndicating) protocol grew organically to solve challenges of RSS and the read/write Web. It was initiated by Joe G and is seconded by all big XML/REST Names. Its final draft is under review to become a specification under IETF…There has been a lot of work on this and in typical open fashion, the whole APP spec is under public purview, for the length of its lifecycle.
So about few weeks ago I started hearing rumblings on blogs about inadequacy of APP and issues with it. Its champion was Dare (from MSFT). This time it was not just APP that was under attack, but Google’s GDATA that chose to implement APP. As the blog world started to reverberate with the mini-quake around Dare’s epicenter, it became immediately clear that Dare had other motives..For one- why did he wait till this last minute to make his opinions on an public draft of the protocol..So I knew there was a gun somewhere for all this smoke..
Sure enough, we have a new SPEC PROPOSAL by Microsoft called Web3S, which is a RESTful way to implement a CRUD web.. I guess at the end of the day its still all politics even when its pure technology as “people” are involved in it..
I will look at Web3S before I comment on its technical [de]merit. This post was just meant to record my observation in my logbook for today.