Hemos from the good-take-on-things dept.
daveuserland writes "Eric S. Raymond has discovered our XML-RPC project, going strong since early 1998. I don't think XML-RPC has ever been discussed on Slashdot. It's one of the most ambitious and successful open source projects, but not from the usual suspects. Raymond says: "XML-RPC is very much in the Unix spirit. It's deliberately minimalist but nevertheless quite powerful, offering a way for the vast majority of RPC applications that can get by on passing around boolean/integer/float/string datatypes to do their thing in a way that is lightweight and easy to to understand and monitor. This simple type ontology acts as a valuable check on interface complexity.""
Thus spake the master programmer:
"When a program is being tested, it is too late to make design changes."
-- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"