May 18, 2003
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APIs, Blogging, and Bridges

What I don't understand in the discussion about Blogger and MetaBlogger API is, why is this a big deal?

We're talking about a handful of procedure calls. We seem to be getting agitated over the names of functions. Isn't this a classic application case for patterns like Bridge and Facade?

Sure, it's nice to have completely transparent interop. But, as long as it's this easy, is it worth the fuss? I'm obviously missing something; I'm asking the question sincerely, because I'm currently writing code to support these APIs.