And now, a few more loosely-coupled points:
- Okay I get it now: Douglas Crockford invented JSON. Now it is clear to me why XML is not his bestest friend. By the way, I almost used JSON last week with the Zend Framework but did something stupid fast with XML instead. Douglas Crockford will be the first to admit that using
- A new REST-based movement is taking hold of Microsoft in the form of ADO.NET Data Services ‘invented’ by Pablo Castro. For some reason I assume a REST-afarian culture will help Crockford’s view of the electronic publishing world propagate throughout Microsoft will little or no assassination attempts from the SOAP ninjas led by Master Don Box (who, I am told, has vanished into the Himalayas with a small army of loyal followers planning for their next WCF attack on Gotham City).
- The other language that Microsoft market researchers for the Visual Studio line confidently treat like shit is the SQL for Microsoft Server. You will find Pablo Castro in the February SQL Down Under interview explaining why it is OK to auto-generate crappy looking SQL statements with ADO.NET Data Services.
- …and I am not going to even mention the horrors of what happens to HTML (or XHTML?) in ASP.NET SharePoint pages. Ted Pattison that man from the “jungle” can show you in “Customizing a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 site with the SharePoint Designer 2007.”