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Fallacy of Composition

Don Box: GET is one of the most optimized pieces of distributed systems plumbing in the world.  It’s an absolute/objective slam dunk.  No arguing/evangelism needed IMO.  GET is the classic “the first bag is free” kind of feature a platform builder dreams about.

The optimizations that GET provide are cheap, but not free.  I continue to use my elevator pitch frequently.


I’m guilty of spreading this “REST/GET == cacheability” story, without providing the bad news that you need to work for it.  ETags, Last-Modified, Expires, etc.  No cacheability without it.  The server needs to do a little work to make this happen.  And your data might be implicated.

Need to start asking the ETag question ...

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I’m guilty of spreading this “REST/GET == cacheability” story, without providing the bad news that you need to work for it. ETags, Last-Modified, Expires, etc....

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