REST. What is it good for?
I don't get REST, specifically in the context of it being the RightThing to do web services. I see many vagueries about how it's "more scalable" and more "right" and better in theory and there's a big dissertation on it and everything. Eventually I will get down to reading it. On the surface, it seems like a big dud to me. But, it looks like a lot of smart people are into it, so I assume there's something to it since I don't know much yet.
This is why I love Busy Developer Guides, by the way. They're for busy developers. Like me.
I don't suppose anyone could point me to something that lays it out for me? Like... why is XmlRpc considered harmful by REST fans? And what's an example app I could use REST for that will just so obviously convince me that I need to drop my XML-RPC ways?