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From "Robert Burrell Donkin" <robertburrelldon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Backing IMAP with Web Services [WAS Re: Imap Function]
Date Thu, 02 Aug 2007 19:58:09 GMT
On 8/2/07, Paulo Sergio <pauloslf@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8/2/07, Robert Burrell Donkin <robertburrelldonkin@gmail.com> wrote:

<snip>

> > just wondered whether there are existing web services you need to
> > interface to or whether you plan to develop an API from scratch
>
>
> i'm developing an api from scratch because i need to adapt  it to my
> backend, i will hook the service at a higher level, and replace the
> repository calls using the web service, again: as this is just an experiment
> things can change :)
>
>
> the reason why i ask is that i've had it in mind for a while to take
> > another look at the repository API: it's very big and general. i'd
> > like to present a more compact API to the processor code so that it's
> > easier to create alternative repository implementations.
>
>
> An easy (and compact) API will probably make integrations with existing
> backends easier. But in my specific project i believe that not using this
> layer (repository) is a good option..  or maybe not if we think about
> scalability..

so, i guess you'll be reimplementing the processing layer then?

- robert

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