Four short links: 18 November 2010
Web of Data, Wrong Open Source, Cloud Spot Market, REST
- Predictable Web of Data — a chapter of a book that never happened, this chapter covering the wonderful YQL.
- Symbian: A Lesson on the Wrong Way to Use Open Source (GigaOm) — Open source can be used to inspire and complement successful products. It can accelerate momentum. What it can’t do is resurrect dying technology products.
- SpotCloud — a spot market for cloud capacity. (via John Clegg on Twitter)
- Richardson Maturity Model for REST — A model (developed by Leonard Richardson) that breaks down the principal elements of a REST approach into three steps. These introduce resources, http verbs, and hypermedia controls. A very good introduction to REST for those who haven’t thought hard about it yet.