Platform as a Service and cloud computing

  • September 30, 2009 30 Sep'09

    Android and SOA

    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 ...

  • July 13, 2009 13 Jul'09

    Cloud: Re-make, re-model, or leave as-is?

    The upsurge in cloud computing presents development teams with new challenges and opportunities. There is a school of thought maintaining that the best bet is to upload applications as-is to the ...

  • June 23, 2009 23 Jun'09

    Taking the long view of SOA and cloud computing

    By Jack Vaughan What were the problems with Grid computing? Basically, it was too complicated and of too narrow use. But, let’s be frank and earnest, its biggest problem was that the term ‘Grid’ ...

  • June 18, 2009 18 Jun'09

    OMG call for input on UML roadmap

    More than a few people feel UML took a turn with its 2.0 version that helped improve the lot of embedded systems vendors and their customers, but did not improve the lot of rank and file ...

  • June 18, 2009 18 Jun'09

    Much watched: The hardware side of the Oracle-Sun deal

    It is much watched as Sun is absorbed into Oracle. We refer to the hardware side of the story. Will Larry Ellison follow through on his stated intention to hold on to Sun’s hardware business? Some ...

  • June 14, 2009 14 Jun'09

    UML to make way for AML?

    Will UML make way for AML? Neal Ford sings the song of the Arbitrary Modeling Language (AML) in a post that cleverly recounts UML's well-known shortcomings. We’d bet you could more than one of the ...

  • June 08, 2009 08 Jun'09

    IBM Sabbah's say on REST for collaborative ALM

    Let’s face it, services in general, and RESTful services in particular often can incur a performance penalty. Sometimes the benefits of the REST approach outweigh the drawbacks. But it is something ...

  • May 26, 2009 26 May'09

    Transaction processing in the 21st Century

    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 ...

  • May 20, 2009 20 May'09

    Red Hat builds on Drools

    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 business analysts. JBoss Rules ...

  • May 19, 2009 19 May'09

    Trends in BPM and modeling

    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 ...

  • May 14, 2009 14 May'09

    Matsumura: SOA and the world beyond infrastructure silos

    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 ...

  • May 12, 2009 12 May'09

    Double indemnity: SOA and Franco

    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 ...

  • April 28, 2009 28 Apr'09

    Facebook APIs add Activity Streaming

    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 ...

  • April 27, 2009 27 Apr'09

    Watching the Feds pick a CTO and CIO

    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 ...

  • April 23, 2009 23 Apr'09

    Reza Rahman on Oracle-Sun

    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 ...