Over on Eric’s blog he writes about the upcoming W3C Web of Services Workshop. The overall theme of the workshop is to discuss the convergence of RESTful and traditional Web Services – quite the hot topic! The full program is available here.
Rails 1.2 was released earlier in the week with lots of cool new features but w/o ActiveResource or an ActiveResource gem. The good news is that you can add ActiveResource support by moving your application to edge rails and then check out ActiveResource as shown below.
>rails myapp >cd myapp >rake rails:freeze:edge >cd vendor/rails >svn co http://dev.rubyonrails.org/svn/rails/trunk/activeresource activeresource
Now you have a Rails app with ActiveResource support.
Note: I tried just checking ActiveResource into vendor/plugins but it conflicted with version 1.4.0 of ActiveSupport that ships with Rails 1.2. I had to move to edge rails to make it work.