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leob • Edited on

Well it's just my opinion lol, I'm sticking to my criticism because I think most of it is well-founded.

  • Yes I do know about PowerShell and VBScript and all that (hey I even mentioned PowerShell), my statement was in the past tense ... okay this point is moot now, 1-0 for you lol

  • I think the Registry sucks because it's a monolithic blob and a nightmare to manage or troubleshoot, the Linux philosophy with separate config files is simpler and more flexible IMO

  • "Do you even know what COM and DCOM do" - that's pretty condescending, I think you should change your tone

And finally, MS is still a de facto monopolist, and I think that that's undesirable.

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The Sharp Ninja

"Do you even know what COM and DCOM do" - that's pretty condescending, I think you should change your tone

Your dismissiveness of DCOM illustrates that you have no repect for the achievement that DCOM is, even today. Secure, inter-process and inter-system communication is not easily achievable. Add in highly performant and scalable and it is still as good or better than any other RPC methodology, which is why it's still the backbone of Windows and Microsoft's system management infrastructure. Things like REST are just pandering to the ABM crowd who are willing to accept vastly inferior technology to not use something that Microsoft has championed. Google has tried to get gRPC out in front becuase it's a better technology than REST, but it's viewed with the same contempt from by the tyrany of idiots propping up REST.

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leob • Edited on

Hey relax man, chill, just tone it down a notch, better for your health, you sound very agitated ... "my dismissiveness of DCOM" and "I have no respect", really? Big words my friend, I've said none of that.

So I have no respect, but then immediately you start ranting about the "tyranny of idiots" and "pandering to the ABM crowd" (what is that by the way?) - I just wonder how much "respect" such statements are showing.

I'm absolutely fine with DCOM being a fantastic RPC technology, but comparing DCOM or gRPC with REST is comparing apples and oranges. If I've coded a controller in Laravel or Rails and I want to do an Ajax call from my JS frontend, then yes, I'll just use REST and process a JSON response, if you don't mind. Totally eludes me why every app or website, even simple ones, would need high end RPC technology rather than HTTP and Ajax, just seems overkill to me. Most apps or websites aren't rocket science.

For those (rare) cases where it does provide benefits, then by all means do use RPC or whatever you prefer. One-size-fits-all doesn't exist my friend.

Oh and what is the "ABM crowd"?

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The Sharp Ninja

Anything But Microsoft.

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leob

LOL at least I learned something today ... I'm not even "against" Microsoft, they're simple irrelevant to me, I couldn't care less.

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