Jeff Bezos' Big Mandate

1) All teams will henceforth expose their data and functionality
through service interfaces.

2) Teams must communicate with each other through these

3) There will be no other form of interprocess communication
allowed: no direct linking, no direct reads of another team's
data store, no shared-memory model, no back-doors whatsoever. The
only communication allowed is via service interface calls over
the network.

4) It doesn't matter what technology they use. HTTP, Corba,
Pubsub, custom protocols -- doesn't matter. Bezos doesn't care.

5) All service interfaces, without exception, must be designed
from the ground up to be externalizable. That is to say, the team
must plan and design to be able to expose the interface to
developers in the outside world. No exceptions.

6) Anyone who doesn't do this will be fired.

Source: a piece of Steve Yegge rant.