Thursday, December 29, 2011

LANGSEC: Language-theoretic Security

Wow.  Just wow.  See "LANGSEC explained in a few slogans".

Short, easy-to-grasp explanation of why complex protocols create new problems.

I'm happy with REST and the stack of stuff under it (HTTP, TCP/IP, etc.)

Once upon a time (2001), I invented by own version of a RESTful protocol outside HTTP.  That was cool.  Very simple, and very fast.  But relatively inflexible.  The syntax was more like FTP and SMTP; the semantics where mostly just CRUD rules and RESTful state transfers.

I was way too dumb to leverage HTTP methods and the genius of a URI.