Microservices Matters:

September, 2009

September 30, 2009  8:21 PM

In BPM complexity, Active Endpoints finds a middle road

RobBarry Rob Barry Profile: RobBarry

Business process management systems (BPMSs) can be criticized for being either too business user-centric and lightweight, or overly technical and not user-friendly. The culture of SOA, however, is...

September 30, 2009  2:30 PM

Android and SOA

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan

Certainly the Web is the largest influencer of software architecture and technology innovation since the LAN. SOA was highly influenced by said Web architecture. In turn, services have driven the unique course of Web innovation in recent years. Take for example mobile development. Actually, take...

September 24, 2009  10:07 PM

SPEC group targets SOA benchmark

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan

A long standing standards body is taking a stab at measuring SOA performance. The SPEC benchmark group is interested in hearing from people on this topic. Current SPEC member companies committed to developing a new SOA application measurement standard include IBM, Oracle and VMware.

September 22, 2009  2:05 PM

Distributed computing veteran ScaleOut preps for cloud computing

Mike Pontacoloni Profile: Mpontacoloni

by Rob Barry and Jack Vaughan

September 21, 2009  8:43 PM

What’s the future of XML?

Mike Pontacoloni Profile: Mpontacoloni

by Jack Vaughan We should know that no technology fits all jobs over all times. But I will admit I thought XML might come close. The 'X' stands for 'eXtensible,' after all, so it seemed to have a natural mechanism for adaptation. The idea that it had data-centric, document-centric and...

September 16, 2009  8:34 PM

Yahoo’s Heilmann talks standards and API connectedness at The Ajax Experience

RobBarry Rob Barry Profile: RobBarry

Yahoo Technical Evangelist Christian Heilmann gave a talk at The Ajax Experience 2009 conference on using and offering data on the Web. He spent a good deal of the time plugging the

September 16, 2009  2:20 PM

MS Doloto tool said to speed large-scale Ajax applications

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan

According to Microsoft’s Soma  Somasegar, the company released Doloto, a tool that analyzes Ajax application workloads and automatically performs code splitting of existing large web applications.  The tool...

September 15, 2009  7:07 PM

OSGi in the context of Java

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan

IBM engineer Ian Robinson has a noteworthy blog post concerning OSGi. He points out areas of interest, questions to be answered.

On the other hand is the question of just how OSGi features in...

September 14, 2009  2:25 PM

Smart Jam from IBM and a side note

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan

IBM is announcing a new set of professional services. They include IBM Smart Business Desktop on the IBM Cloud, IBM Mobile Enterprise Services for Managed Blackberry, and IBM Converged Communications Services. As  part of the push, IBM will feature a Jam – a large-scale webcast that will...

September 9, 2009  5:59 PM

Modernizing the elephant

Mike Pontacoloni Profile: Mpontacoloni

Earlier this decade, old applications were often discarded and replaced with new ones that could better fit into a service-oriented architecture. With smaller budgets, though, many viewers see that...

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