Platform as a Service and cloud computing

  • December 20, 2011 20 Dec'11

    Top cloud computing news even the Mayans couldn’t predict

    This past year saw a lot of frenetic activity in the cloud computing market, a good chunk of which was caused by major players such as IBM and HP that finally started to “get it.” As 2012 shifts into gear, expect new and updated initiatives from ...

  • December 08, 2011 08 Dec'11

    Stonebraker sees high programming overhead for NoSQL

    Messaging and data architectures that work for top-tier sites may not translate well for others. Michael Stonebraker developed an alternative to both traditional RDBs and upstart NoSQL DBs. Read more about "NewSQL."

  • November 30, 2011 30 Nov'11

    BPM joins ESB and data integration for Talend

    Talend added business process management capabilities to Talend Unified Platform v5 at Gartner's AADI Summit in Las Vegas last week. This addition is part of the company's effort to bring application and data integration closer together.

  • November 29, 2011 29 Nov'11

    Middleware testing gets tougher

    From one SOA test expert’s perspective, 2011 saw a notable rise in agile development and related open source test software. Meanwhile, middleware testing continues to grow more complicated.

  • October 18, 2011 18 Oct'11

    SOA tester provides deeper view of composite application integrations

    SOA has driven major shifts in programming and computing. But major shifts mean major challenges and disruptions. In fact, although SOA has been around for a while, people are still busy solving ...

  • October 10, 2011 10 Oct'11

    At Oracle OpenWorld, Ellison warns: ''Beware false clouds''

    A year ago at Oracle OpenWorld/JavaOne in San Francisco , Java creator James Gosling was sited around the show periphery, people wondered what kind a Java steward Oracle would turn into, Oracle CEO ...

  • September 01, 2011 01 Sep'11

    Integration issues for any-to-cloud apps: Visibility into data

    While working for a large consultancy and later on his own during the 2000's bust, Steve Yaskin commonly had to find a way to access undocumented and orphaned CRM and ERP applications in ...

  • August 03, 2011 03 Aug'11

    Decoupled Service Contracts enable more modular services

    Are OSGi and Jigsaw at odds? The teacup tempest opens a view on a larger issue – that of component coupling.  The Java controversy of late pits full OSGi modularity versus Jigsaw's "simpler" ...

  • May 19, 2011 19 May'11

    ALM on the cloud? CloudBees pushes Jenkins forward

    By Jack Vaughan The role of development in cloud computing has been bumpy through the few years that cloud architecture has been discussed. Most attention has been on the runtime and the data ...

  • January 12, 2011 12 Jan'11

    The “Other Kind” of Enterprise Architecture Framework

    By Alan R. Earls Kevin L. Smith, the creator of PEAF, the “Pragmatic” Enterprise Architecture Framework, has a challenge: explaining a relatively unfamiliar concept, namely that there are actually ...

  • November 03, 2010 03 Nov'10

    Software quality guru Watts Humphrey dies at 83

    Prominent software quality proponent Watts Humphrey died at his Sarasota Fla. home on Thursday. Humphrey, known for founding the Software Process Program at the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering ...

  • October 27, 2010 27 Oct'10

    Pittsburgh hospital room gets the SmartRoom treatment

    By Kathleen Kriz and Jack Vaughan The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center recently updated a medical care workflow system to help medical staff prioritize tasks to more effectively care for ...

  • June 04, 2010 04 Jun'10

    What makes a 'cloud native' application?

    Cloud computing has a lot to offer a service-oriented architecture. Provisioning resources on demand can cut out hardware costs and increase scalability, multi-tenancy can conserve space and, on ...

  • January 11, 2010 11 Jan'10

    Challenging times for Java

    by Jack Vaughan About 15 years along, Java continues to gain as an influential force in modern middleware. No matter what the future holds, it is clear that Java has brought new homogeneity to ...

  • January 11, 2010 11 Jan'10

    BMC Software acquires Phurnace, enhances Java app deployment automation

    Systems management software vendor BMC Software this month announced its acquisition of Phurnace Software, a provider of tools for automated Java application deployment, for an undisclosed sum. ...