REST, in our (not so) humble opinion

Something Afoot In Insurance This is the first of a series of posts about what a REST API should look like. It started life as a set of internal conversations and … well, let’s call them “debates” to be generous to the participants … which eventually crystallized into a proposed co-ordinated approach to RESTful APIs. […]

What does The Orange Box tell us about the future of computing?

Will future computing systems be more visible, or less, than today’s clouds? In How Big is the Cloud Really? I described how Shutterfly, a photo editing and sharing service, has contracted to deploy another 1,000 eight-foot high racks of co-located compute and storage capacity, to support their business growth. This remarkable story and others like it illustrate the […]