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The Stealthy Ascendancy of JSON

While everyone was focused on cloud, JSON has slowly but surely been taking over the application development worldIt looks like the debate between XML and JSON may be coming to a close with JSON poised to take the title of preferred format for web... Read more
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Let’s Face It: PaaS is Just SOA for Platforms Without the Baggage

At some point in the past few years SOA apparently became a four-letter word (as opposed to just a TLA that leaves a bad taste in your mouth) or folks are simply unwilling – or unable – to recognize the parallels between SOA and cloud computing . ... Read more
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Users use Applications. Applications use Clouds.

Preparing for the upcoming Cloud Connect conference several speakers and presenters have put forth the proposal that no one should attempt to define cloud yet again. After all, if you’re attending the conference (and you are attending, of course... Read more
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The XML Security Relay Race

A recent tweet about a free, Linux-based XML Security suite reminded me that we do not opine on the subject of XML security and its importance enough. SOA has certainly been dethroned as the technology darling du jour by cloud computing and... Read more
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The XML Security Relay Race

A recent tweet about a free, Linux-based XML Security suite reminded me that we do not opine on the subject of XML security and its importance enough. SOA has certainly been dethroned as the technology darling du jour by cloud computing and... Read more
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Virtualization Changes Application Deployment But Not Development

Cloud computing management functionality and standards are right now laser-focused on virtual machines, and most APIs include the ability to stop,start,launch,etc…at that level of the infrastructure. This is because the application is still... Read more
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SOA Announces Comeback Tour

Finding new life for SOA in the cloud We’ve been having quite a few discussions with analysts over the past few months on the subject of “cloud”. The interesting thing about these discussions is the vast array of points of view from which those... Read more
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Confession: I love Flex, but we're parting ways in 40 or so days

Over the holidays I did, as most folks I suspect, things I enjoy doing. For me, one of those things was playing around with Adobe's Flex using Flex Builder 3. Yes, I am that much of a geek. I was a bit concerned it would take some time to... Read more
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The death of SOA has been greatly exaggerated

Amidst the hype of cloud computing and virtualization have been the publication of several research notes regarding SOA. Adoption, they say, is slowing. Oh noes! Break out the generators, stock up on water and canned food! An article fro... Read more
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Infrastructure 2.0: Aligning the network with the business (and the rest of IT)

When SOA was the hot topic of the day (not that long ago) everyone was pumped up about the ability finally align IT with the business. Reusability, agility, and risk mitigation were benefits that would enable the business itself to be more agile... Read more
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How AJAX can make a more agile enterprise

In general, we talk a lot about the benefits of SOA in terms of agility, aligning IT with the business, and risk mitigation. Then we talk about WOA (web oriented architecture) separately from SOA (service oriented architecture) but go on to... Read more
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Application Delivery: Loose-Coupling for Legacy Apps

How to apply SOA principles to traditional web application architecture I promised kudos and comments last week for Ronald Schmelzer's ZapNote on the requirement for a service proxy in SOA implementations and so I shall right now. While Ron... Read more
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You say "Late", I say "Delayed"

The language of application delivery and SOA finally meets in the middle Ronald Schmelzer at ZapThink wrote a recent ZapFlash titled, "Why Service Consumers and Service Providers Should Never Directly Communicate." Yes, I agree, the... Read more
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