Randy Kahle and I are writing a series of articles on Resource Oriented Computing (ROC), which you can think of as REST principles applied to application software development. The first article of the series posted a couple of days ago on TheServerSide.com under the title
"A RESTful Core for Web-like Application Flexibility - Part 1"
Perhaps this title was somehow misleading since the article immediately engendered a passionate (and not always civil nor complementary) debate on various aspects of REST. Most of these were off-topic from the article. As a long time reader of TSS, I expected that something like this could happen. My attitude toward this is to encourage rational discussion, clarify misunderstood points, and ignore misbehavior. This is, BTW, an approach used successfully to deal with patients at mental hospitals.