The W3C's new SEX 1.0 specification

by Dan Zambonini

As we approach the atomic limit of silicon, and hence the upper bounds of Moore's Law, our insatiable appetite for computing power and petabyte-scale applications will be increasingly met by a horizontal scaling of computer power: ever-larger server-farms.

The platforms are already being developed to handle this situation; Amazon Web Services products such as EC2, S3 and SimpleDB provide an important infrastructure on which to develop scalable applications.

Although the problem has already been partly addressed at the platform level, little attention has yet been given to how applications can easily scale across these expandable infrastructures.


4 Comments

len
2008-04-01 06:03:39
Two april fool articles greet the morning.


From CNet - "Write like a strategist. Think like a stoner."

piers
2008-04-01 08:49:58
I will go on record here that I will be opting for the AtomPub specification over the aforementioned BAR. Unless of course the BAR is completely open.


Does the proposed specification take into account dependency injection, or is that too much of a loaded question?

Old Greg
2008-04-02 02:12:00
I think problems may arise if system A, which is supposed to transfer to system B, attempts a transfer to system C beforehand.


Especially if system B and C are sister-systems from the same server-farm.

M. David Peterson
2008-04-02 14:53:42
@piers,


>> Does the proposed specification take into account dependency injection, or is that too much of a loaded question?


/me is on the floor in convulsions, with tears of laughter streaming down my face. :D