SOA Talk:

April, 2009


April 29, 2009  6:50 PM

Transactions are the currency for SOA management

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
SOA management

AmberPoint has been busy, announcing support this week for Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009, and, earlier in the month, announcing integration with IBM WebSphere DataPower. We talked with the company recently.

April 28, 2009  5:59 PM

Facebook APIs add Activity Streaming

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
RIA, Web 2.0

RSS and Atom are among the most useful elements to emerge from the XML and Web services revolution that occurred over the last 10 years. Who'd have thunk it? RSS seemed a small part of an XML initially, but has since become incredibly ubiquitous. Now, the world of syndication may be poised for...

April 27, 2009  6:20 PM

Watching the Feds pick a CTO and CIO

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
Enterprise architecture

Over the years, the Federal government has had considerable influence in seeking to define the role of Enterprise Architect. As a new administration gets rolling in Washington, there is some chance that its approach to hiring a new chief federal CIO and CTO will affect future trends in EA. The CIO...

April 23, 2009  5:51 PM

Reza Rahman on Oracle-Sun

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
Oracle development

A recent piece ran on the mega merger of Oracle and Sun heard from a number of users who saw a better competitive situation with Sun in the Oracle camp, as opposed to being the IBM camp. The takes are not all positive, however. “I am not terribly happy with it,” said

April 22, 2009  8:14 PM

OSGi angle on Snorkle (Sun-Oracle) deal

Posted by: Jack Vaughan

Communicated recently with Eric Newcomer about Oracle and Sun, which is big news this week. Parts of our e-mail conversation are included in the story entitled “Java side of Sun seen...

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April 21, 2009  3:33 PM

The quest for granular SOA services

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
SOA development

I learned from a writing teacher who was not a writer at all – he was an engineer. He took an engineer’s approach to writing – or maybe I should say a reverse-engineering approach. That is: He looked at the best examples of the type of writing he was pursuing, analyzed them, and codified...

April 20, 2009  3:56 PM

Oracle buys Sun for $7.4B

Posted by: Jack Vaughan

Database software giant Oracle has reached a definitive merger agreement to purchase Solaris OS and Java originator Sun Microsystems for about $7.4 billion. The move follows reports of a breakdown in merger discussions between Sun and IBM that would have set the price of Sun at $6.5...

April 6, 2009  3:49 PM

IBM-Sun talks on rocks? “Sun being Sun?”

Posted by: Jack Vaughan

It is opening day for baseball in the U.S. and blogger Dana Blakenhorn finds a suitable metaphor to describe the latest reported dealings of Sun and IBM. Last month, the Wall Street Journal reported the two computer companies...

April 3, 2009  8:22 PM

SOA service managers wanted

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
SOA infrastructure, SOA management

Ovum analyst Tony Baer reaffirms the link between SOA and IT Service Management in a blog post - entitled ''What’s a Service? Who’s Responsible?'' He talks briefly about the role ITIL can play, and in more detail about an emerging notion...


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