Interview with Pablo Castro on Astoria - Data Services for the Web
I caught up with Pablo Castro, who announced Codename Astoria - Data Services for the Web earlier today at MIX07.
Here's the video of our chat together.
In the meantime, there have been a number of blog posts commenting on the Astoria announcement via TechMeme:
John Musser at ProgrammableWeb.com:
"Although it’s an early experimental release, it’s quite an interesting approach using a very RESTful set of patterns and infrastructure for web data services."
Michael Coté of Redmonk:
"If you’re interested in REST, SOA (hopefully, of the REST type), SaaS, or (though I shudder to type it) “the semantic web,” take a look at Astoria yourself. Like I said, it’s all at the “labs”/”project” stage now. But, that means there’s a chance to get in there and influence what the final release turns out to be. Does the interface and use model “work”? Do you like it?"
"They've totally gone to town on URIs and HTTP access - very much leaning towards REST. What's exposed is proper web stuff. There's a fair bit of innovation there that looks useful, it'll be interesting to see what RESTafarian gurus make of it. So the insides will be good for MS-heads - great, anything that encourages building web-friendly services has to be a good thing."
"Combine REST with a conceptual model and well you get Data 2.0.
Astoria leverages REST + Entity Data Model to expose data to the web.