Some comments on efficient SOA method composition

A couple of posts back I started talking about composing SOAPY operations efficiently, by shipping intent to the service. An interesting debate ensued in my comments: Kristofer (the guy behind the Huagati tools for DBML and EDMX, and it seems a man after my own heart) got all excited and suggested the name LINQ to…

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And while you are at it… why can’t I compose REST calls?

In my last post I asked why you can’t compose SOA method calls efficiently. With REST services like ADO.NET Data Services having nice uniform URLs too, and a model (aka EDM) why can’t I compose those with my SOA methods too: i.e. expounding on my earlier example: var manager = GetManager(GetDepartment(GetEmployee(“alexj”))); What if I know…

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