It has come to my attention that when googling Mike Champion the first hit will be this other Mike Champion who works at Microsoft aboard the WS-Deathstar. Blog posts with titles like “Mike Champion Defends WS-*” send shivers down my spine, so I thought I’d clarify that I’m in the RESTful camp.

Seeing DHH give his keynote at last year’s RailsConf on ActiveResource was eye-opening to a simple path to web services. I still have scars from trying to get a very early version of Apache Axis to generate WSDL that MS tools would consume. And the recent book “RESTful Web Services” by Leonard Richardson and Sam Ruby is chock full of pragmatic REST goodness. Just wanted to set the record straight.