Simon Griffee

Hypermedia as the Engine of Application State ➶

25 November 2010

The purpose of some of the strictness of this and other REST(Representational State Transfer) constraints, Fielding explains, is “software design on the scale of decades: every detail is intended to promote software longevity and independent evolution. Many of the constraints are directly opposed to short-term efficiency. Unfortunately, people are fairly good at short-term design, and usually awful at long-term design.”

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