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Wednesday May 15, 2013

AJAX, SOAP, NoSQL, EJB--All Wrong Acronyms

Most of the popular acronyms are wrong:

  1. SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol): is neither simple nor object oriented. "SOAP originally stood for 'Simple Object Access Protocol' but this acronym was dropped with Version 1.2 of the standard.[2] Version 1.2 became a W3C recommendation on June 24, 2003. The acronym is sometimes confused with SOA, which stands for Service-oriented architecture, but the acronyms are unrelated…" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SOAP
  2. AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML): Most of AJAX applications are using JSON, not XML. AJAX' core component is the XMLHttpRequest JavaScript object / browser API. Without XMLHttpRequest would be hard to implement an AJAX application...
  3. NoSQL: "… Some authors refer to them as "Not only SQL" to emphasize that some NoSQL systems do allow SQL-like query language to be used…" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NoSQL. …and often the offered NoSQL query language is structured and very similar to SQL :-)
  4. EJB (Enterprise Java Beans): Well designed JavaBeans are actually not well designed EJBs.
  5. YAGNI there should be no acronym for that. Thinking about that may cause endless loops :-)

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Posted by Lachlan Molineux on May 21, 2013 at 10:13 AM CEST #

@Lachlan,

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