community(disagreement + debate) = inspiration

Not a period goes by in the extended computing community without a juicy debate or two. This time it’s SOAP and RPC vs REST, on afterburn with a Google API in(ter)jection. I can’t remember when a single subject seemed to generate as much traffic on the O’Reilly Network Weblogs as this. There have been wonderfully interesting arguments from many people. Personally, I’m ambivalent. I think the most important thing is that it inspires people to greater things, and gets people thinking.

What a rich seam of ideas and mind-stimulation there is to be mined within this community. And no coal dust, dank conditions, and canaries in sight. I’ll drink to that.