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Monday, February 23, 2009

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Subbu Allamaraju

I agree with the argument against the use of the A word, as it oversimplifies the server. But how does it fix the bad client apps such as tweetie and others.

dret

@subbu: avoiding the A-word would of course not magically fix bad implementations, and also would not make it any harder to create them. but it seems to me that the "API" notion leads people to believe they are producing one big distributed program, and they design and implement accordingly. by focusing on loose coupling and services providing access to resources, people (hopefully) would become more aware of the fact that services might not be available at times, and that they should deal with that situation more gracefully than just let the client fail.

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