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HTML5 WebSockets: High-Speed Infrastructure Integration Bus?

#HTML5 #SPDY Web 2.0 style integration has become the norm with REST and SOA-based APIs – WebSockets may provide the speed and scale necessary to make it the perfect answer to infrastructure integration challenges One of the concerns that arose... Read more
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The API is the Center of the Application (Integration) Universe

#mobile #fasterapp #ccevent Today, at least. Tomorrow, who knows? Some have tried to distinguish between “mobile cloud” and “cloud” by claiming the former is the use of the web browser on a mobile device to access services while the latter... Read more
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Red Herring: Hardware versus Services

In a service-focused, platform-based infrastructure offering, the form factor is irrelevant. One of the most difficult aspects of cloud, virtualization, and the rise of platform-oriented data centers is the separation of services from their... Read more
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F5 Friday: Performance Analytics–More Than Eye-Candy Reports

#v11 Application-centric analytics provide better visibility into performance, capacity and infrastructure utilization Maintaining performance and capacity of web sites and critical applications – especially those of the revenue-generating ilk... Read more
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As Client-Server Style Applications Resurface Performance Metrics Must Include the API

Mobile and tablet platforms are hyping HTML5, but many applications are bound to a traditional client-server model, making API performance a top concern for organizations. I recently received an e-mail from Strangeloop Networks with a subject... Read more
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Get Out Your Crayons. We Need to Color Us Some Bits

Those eight bits in the IP header aren’t doing much of anything these days, perhaps it’s time to put them to work Back in the early days of bandwidth management, when quality of service and prioritization of traffic were on everyone’s minds... Read more
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JSON versus XML: Your Choice Matters More Than You Think

Should the enterprise standardize on JSON or XML as their lingua franca for Web 2.0 integration? Or should they use both as best fits the application?The decision impacts more than just integration – it resounds across the entire... Read more
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JSON versus XML: Your Choice Matters More Than You Think

Should the enterprise standardize on JSON or XML as their lingua franca for Web 2.0 integration? Or should they use both as best fits the application?The decision impacts more than just integration – it resounds across the entire... Read more
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Impact of Load Balancing on SOAPy and RESTful Applications

A load balancing algorithm can make or break your application’s performance and availability It is a (wrong) belief that “users” of cloud computing and before that “users” of corporate data center infrastructure didn’t need to understand any of... Read more
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Use The Source, Luke!

Is ESB just an expensive integration hub or is there more to the story than we heard… In the beginning, the ESB (Enterprise Service Bus), was marketed as much more than an integration technology. While the core of an ESB is  certainly about... Read more
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The network ain’t big enough for the both of us

There is a tendency to describe every device on a network as simply “the network” regardless of whether that device is dedicated to security, or application delivery (layer 4-7), or actual network (layer 2-3) functionality. It’s an artifact of... Read more
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Have a can of Duh! It’s on me

This whole Web 2.0-sucking-the-life-out-of-servers problem? Yeah, it’s nothing new if you’ve been paying attention. I am not one prone to fits of smug arrogance. I don’t generally ever say “I told you so” (even if I did) or tsk-tsk when you... Read more
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The House that Load Balancing Built

The year 2009 may be remembered as the year technologies died. First Anne Thomas Maynes of Burton Group declared SOA dead, and more recently Mark Fabbi of Gartner announced the death of load balancers. The difference in the obituaries is... Read more
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Reliability does not come from SOA Governance

An interesting InformationWeek article asks whether SOA intermediaries such as "enterprise service bus, design-time governance, runtime management, and XML security gateways" are required for an effective SOA. It further posits that SOA... Read more
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Composing SOA: Music to your ears

With apologies to the writers of Amadeus MOZART [The fresh SOA Architect] But it's new, it's entirely new. It's so new, people will go mad for it. For example, I have an activity in the second step - it requires calls to two... Read more
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The Fix Must Occur by Rewriting the Code. Wait, What?

This article is just full of interesting ideas. First we're told that the only way to secure Web 2.0/SOA/Web applications is to rewrite the code. This "rewrite the application code" to address any number of delivery issues -... Read more
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Your Web Services Assignment for the day...

Is to head on over to Michael Botis' blog and read this entry on the impact of Web Services on the network. The reason is because Michael is looking at the impact from a global perspective whereas I've primarily concetrated on the affect... Read more
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Performance Impact: Granularity of Services

ZapThink has a great article regarding the granularity of services; that is, how fine or coarse grained services are in terms of the services and interactions available. What is mentioned, but not highlighted, and appears to be somewhat assumed... Read more
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