Re: [rest-discuss] Understanding hypermedia as the engine of application state
- On Apr 13, 2008, at 11:56 AM, dev wrote:
> HeyI said they had a lot in common, not everything in common.
> In the same post, Dr. Fielding says
> it makes sense to compare REST to the
> blackboard style (they do have a lot in common, as styles go).
> And the thesis says :
> "the blackboard architectural style consists of a central repository
> and a set of components (knowledge sources) that operate
> opportunistically upon the repository"
> I am just curious as to how blackboard and REST have a lot in common.
> In a REST style, where is this central repository? Other than the fact
> that REST could also be said to consist of a set of components (which
> is also there in pipe and filter ), where is this central repository
> needed to compare REST to a blackboard style ?
It mostly has to do with the uniform interface.