Issue No.05 - September/October (2008 vol.12)
Steve Vinoski , Verivue
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIC.2008.109
Technologists act as if the "REST vs. RPC" debate is purely technical, but technology choices are never really quite so black and white. This column examines the non-intuitive theories and evidence behind Clayton Christensen's "innovator's dilemma" to explore technology life cycles, discuss what makes different customers choose different technologies, and consider how different types of innovation affect the evolution of integration products.
innovation, sustaining technologies, disruptive technologies, technology adoption life cycle, innovator's dilemma, REST, RPC, WS-*, Web services, Toward Integration, remote procedure call, Representational State Transfer
Steve Vinoski, "RPC and REST: Dilemma, Disruption, and Displacement", IEEE Internet Computing, vol.12, no. 5, pp. 92-95, September/October 2008, doi:10.1109/MIC.2008.109