microsoft's astoria project
i heard about "Astoria" a while back, but passed on tracking it. this weekend, however, the name came up again (can't recall where) and i decided to dig a bit deeper. looks like an interesting project. aimed creating a REST-like pattern for exposing relational data. from the site's home page:
The goal of Microsoft Codename Astoria is to enable applications to expose data as a data service that can be consumed by web clients within a corporate network and across the internet. The data service is reachable over HTTP, and URIs are used to identify the various pieces of information available through the service. Interactions with the data service happens in terms of HTTP verbs such as GET, POST, PUT and DELETE, and the data exchanged in those interactions is represented in simple formats such as XML and JSON.
i've added the "astoria blog" to my reader list. let's see how it goes...