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Resources and Representations Redux

In response to my post about why it's so hard for developers to understand REST, Alex Bunardzic talks about the importance of distinguishing resources and representations I...

Why Is REST So Hard to Understand?

I know, I know Not another article about REST - hasn't this horse been flogged enough Perhaps - but recently I've been watching the GIS industry finally discover REST and...

End the Endpoint Madness

Sean's been writing about why the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards aren't RESTful Since the OGC seems to be my favorite punching bag these days, I thought I'd jump...

OGC Takes Today’s WTF

Today's WTF is provided courtesy of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC): At last week's OGC Technical Committee meetings, there was considerable discussion related to...

Tick, tick, tick

While analyzing Rails performance, I stumbled upon the fact that parsing timestamps in ActiveRecord is very slow (I'll post more about that in an upcoming blog) A bit of...

Cool Links Don’t Change

Peter and Tim have been blogging about one of the least undestood parts of REST - how state is handled Tim puts it nicely: The essence of REST is to make the states of the...

Yue’s New Look

Being the local IT expert, I periodically update Yue's WordPress blog I have to say WordPress just keeps getting better and better - the latest release lets you create and modify...

Rendering With Style

Chris Tweedie posted an interesting reply to my rant about GIS standards and took me to task for "WMS bashing" and why WMS is a useful Enterprise standard Perhaps - except I...

Announcing ruby-prof 0.5.0

Make sure to grab the latest version of ruby-prof, currently 052, which includes some performance tweaks and bug fixes A year has passed since the last release of ruby-prof If...

My Experiences with OGC

Some of my recent posts could be interpreted as veiled critisism of the Open Geopspatial Consortium (OGC) But in truth, I've been very impressed how OGC has reinvented itself...

The Sad State of GIS Web Standards

Let's face facts - the stable of GIS Web standards is suboptimal To show you what I mean, let's think about the common things you'd want to do with web mapping and see if...

Standards Block Innovation?

Last week Landon Blake vented his frustration at the Open Geospatial Consurtium by claiming that poorly designed standards create obstacles to innovation and collaboration This...

Safari’s SVG Growing Pains

A couple of weeks ago I blogged that Safari 3 beta's SVG support was buggy Here's a concrete example (if you are using Internet Explorer unfortunately you won't see anything...

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