Friday, November 21, 2008

The difference between Tempuri and Tempura

If you've ever worked with a web service that started off life being generated by a Microsoft tool then you've probably seen the namespace I've seen this for years and I know it well. I also know that you're supposed to change it immediately but that hardly anybody does.

Until today, I had no idea why it was called I thought that maybe it was some fictional company like Contoso that a Japanese employee from  Microsoft who loved tempura style deep-fried cooking had made up to stick in the namespace.

The along came a friend of mine and pronounced it as Temp URI, and suddenly it all fell into place.


  1. Well I'll be buggered. You learn something every day!

  2. Ha! That's too funny. And I thought I was the only one who never realized it! For years I had also pronounced it like "tempura", never realized its true meaning!