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Monday’s Link Roundup

I was on the road for much of last week, so I’ve got all kinds of interesting web services info queued up. Here we go:

  • Tim Bray offers the label “Web Style” for what the industry generally (and somewhat innacurately) likes to call REST. As Tim notes, the important elements of this style include objects identified by URLs, request-response style requests directed at URLs,  read-only GET-style access to most data, and the passing of URLs back and forth so that many operations feel like they are actually following links.
  • Tim Anderson recaps interviews with myself and Tim O’Reilly in WS-* vs the REST.
  • Erica Sadun posted some C code to illustrate the proper way to sign AWS requests.
  • SnapCompare simplifies the process of comparing several Amazon products, as does SaveDot.
  • Nicke Anderssons talks about building a Book Library Application using ECS.
  • Boris Mann is thinking about using Amazon’s S3 for hosting static files within the Drupal environment. Drupal is a very popular open source content management system.
  • Scott Johnson of Ookles has released the source to the PHP code for their S3 interface.
  • The developer board is abuzz with talk about Jungle Disk, a user-oriented backup tool for S3.

And that’s about it for today!

— Jeff;