Platform as a Service and cloud computing

  • April 21, 2009 21 Apr'09

    The quest for granular SOA services

    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 ...

  • April 20, 2009 20 Apr'09

    Oracle buys Sun for $7.4B

    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 ...

  • April 03, 2009 03 Apr'09

    SOA service managers wanted

    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 ...

  • March 24, 2009 24 Mar'09

    Survey sees SOA strength

    The recent tremendous upheaval in the world economy did not bring out the best in the large army of SOA pundits. The upheaval was going to be “the end of SOA” or SOA was going to be “the answer” to ...

  • February 24, 2009 24 Feb'09

    OSGi and future directions for Enterprise Java

    By Eric Newcomer Whether the Java Community Process has completely lost its way or not, it is increasingly influenced by external activities. The Spring Framework and Hibernate influences on EJB3 ...

  • February 16, 2009 16 Feb'09

    OSGi: A component standard that bears watching

    One of the old jokes about standards was a slight variation on the joke about New England weather [“If you don’t like it, wait a while, it will change.”] If you don’t like a particular standard, ...

  • March 26, 2008 26 Mar'08

    Podcast: Mulesource CEO on why SOA requires many ESBs

    This podcast with Mulesource CEO Dave Rosenberg covers the role of the enterprise service bus (ESB) inside an SOA. Rosenberg notes that an ESB shouldn't be thought of as a singular piece of ...

  • March 03, 2008 03 Mar'08

    Highlights from the “Pragmatic SOA Governance” seminar

    We at have just finished up with the maiden run of our "Pragmatic SOA Governance" seminar. The first two shows were in suburban Philadelphia and Washington D.C. and I'm pleased to ...

  • February 16, 2004 16 Feb'04

    Banking industry cashes in on Web services

    The Interactive Financial Exchange (IFX) Forum, an Alexandria, Va.-based standards body for the financial services sector, recently took up the issue of how to blend Web services capabilities into its XML-based standard. In an interview, Sid Sidner,...