First let me say that I mean no disrespect with these comments. It’s a
bona fide effort to better understand the significance of something that
the core Rails team is clearly very interested in and proud of.
So with that disclaimer out of the way, I say to you, what’s the big
deal about REST? I’ve seen the keynote from DHH, and was left more with
a pleasant feeling of “well, that’s nice”, rather than having been
infected by his obvious excitement with these ideas.
Ok, sure, the (slightly forced) correlation between CRUD and the four
methods of http is, shall we say, elegant, or at least cute.
Ok, maybe it cleans up Routes.rb just a tiny bit.
On those (for me so far, very rare) occasions where a decent looking
screen implementation of an app is simple enough to provide a pristine
set of “nothing but authorization” CRU and D methods, maybe you save
about 12 lines of code needed to provide a separate set of such
controller methods for a web service implementation…
…and leading off of that, so cool, they’ve provided us with a new
light weight alternative for web services. That’s nice. I’ll probably
use that, but it was pretty far down on my wish list…
So, acts_as_devils_advocate asks, was I busy yawning during the