SOA Talk:

May, 2009

May 26, 2009  7:23 PM

Transaction processing in the 21st Century

Posted by: Jack Vaughan

Eric Newcomer has just finished co-authoring the second edition of his book on transaction processing. On his blog, he discusses same lessons learned. The first edition was published in 1997, so much, but not everything has changed. Read

May 22, 2009  4:43 PM

Parasoft SOA package addresses business process/system integration testing

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
SOA governance

Application Life Cycle specialist Parasoft moved recently to expand coverage of critical aspects of complex transactions extending - using the company’s terms -  “through web interfaces, backend services, ESBs, databases, and everything in between.” The result is a considerable update to...

May 20, 2009  5:26 PM

Red Hat builds on Drools

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
Open source software

Red Hat continues its move up the middleware stack, improving its basic rules engine, and launching rules authoring tools to open the doors of rules development to...

May 19, 2009  2:39 PM

Trends in BPM and modeling

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
Enterprise architecture, Enterprise mashups

Technologies rarely evolve neatly in straight lines. Instead they bump into one another, and influence each others’ directions. Think of a rack of billiard balls when the cue ball strikes! As an example, look at the technologies that converged in IBM’s recent

May 14, 2009  4:39 PM

Matsumura: SOA and the world beyond infrastructure silos

Posted by: Brein Matturro

By Jack Vaughan

We had an opportunity to speak with Miko Matsumura, chief strategist for Software AG, recently. At a time when SOA seems to be emerging again, chastened if you will, by a near death experience, it was pleasant to converse with Matusmura, who always has an engaging take on...

May 12, 2009  3:47 PM

Double indemnity: SOA and Franco

Posted by: Jack Vaughan

Some things just won’t die. These include the "SOA is Dead" debate. Initiated in January, it still is the starting point for many SOA discussions. It reminds one of Spain’s Franco  as depicted...

May 11, 2009  5:21 PM

Trawling for Impact: BPM BlueWorks, IBM CloudBurst

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
cloud computing

Hey everyone, first things first: Did you give your mother a Private Cloud for Mother’s Day? Ok, now on with the show. The blogosphere was abuzz with IBM Impact chatter last week. Much centered on the company’s announcement of the CloudBurst private cloud appliance. But there was a lot of...

May 7, 2009  4:56 AM

Russell Irwin at IBM Impact: ”Right-size first SOA efforts”

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
In the field

Russell Irwin of Standard Life lists SOA savings and benefits over several years. Still, he cautions software architects to right-size their first SOA efforts. Don’t start with the Holy Grail, he...

May 6, 2009  7:31 PM

MicroFocus buys Borland and part of Compuware

Posted by: Brein Matturro

By Jack Vaughan Packing a one-two punch, Cobol and mainframe modernization specialist MicroFocus today said it will acquire Borland for about $75 million in cash at the same time it buys Compuware’s testing and quality assurance software business for about $58 million in cash. In a statement,...

May 6, 2009  5:52 PM

SOAttitude: Something different

Posted by: Jack Vaughan

IBM put on a SOAttitute party for the Impact conference faithful Wed night in Las Vegas. It was a welcome reprieve from the often gloomy daily news, and a harkening back to great techno days of yesteryear.

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