May 2007

  • Java

    Java is a programming language expressly designed for use in the distributed environment of the Internet. It was designed to have the "look and feel" of the C++ language, but it is simpler to use ...

  • XML (Extensible Markup Language)

    XML (Extensible Markup Language) is a flexible way to create common information formats and share both the format and the data on the World Wide Web, intranets, and elsewhere. For example, compute...

  • WebSphere CTO looks past Java to REST and Web-based SOA

    In an interview at IBM's Impact 2007 conference, Jerry Cuomo, CTO for IBM WebSphere, noted that he was recently named an IBM Fellow and it is changing the way he thinks about how WebSphere fits int...

  • ZapThink: SCA and JBI bring nothing to the SOA table

    Despite being positioned by vendors at standards for service-oriented architecture, Service Component Architecture (SCA) and Java Business Integration (JBI) will have little or nothing to add to SO...

  • CAM: A Swiss Army knife for XML structures

    Dealing with the performance bottleneck of constantly shifting XML validation and requirements inside your SOA? Then Content Assembly Mechanism might be for you.

  • Burton sees the future of SOA and it is REST

    Frameworks and tooling from vendors and the open source community are aligning to make REST the next big thing in SOA, according to Burton Group analysts.

  • IBM seeks to simplify SOA with "ESB in a box"

    IBM advances the role of appliances for SOA with its "ESB in a box," concept based on the hardware technology from its acquisition of DataPower.

  • SOA's newest product category, ESB hardware

    The enterprise service bus evolved from software, but IBM is now pushing it's DataPower Integration Appliance XI50, a piece of hardware, as an ESB. Could that change the market?

  • Mashing the phone

    Jason Bloomberg discusses how service-oriented best practices will impact every aspect of business, from consumer to management.

  • SOA management and composite apps key for IBM Tivoli

    At IBM's Impact 2007 conference this week, Al Zollar, general manager of IBM Tivoli, stressed the need to automate management to make sure Web services work in an SOA environment.

  • Accelerating SOA performance via transport optimization

    High performance SOA is an emerging field and two promising, but lesser known techniques in this arena are transport-level optimization and optimized XML processing.

  • Automate regression testing

    Rami Jaamour discusses the components and aspects that you would need to consider in automate regression testing.

  • HP SOA strategy leans toward runtime governance

    HP announced an SOA strategy for governance, quality and management that integrates the technology it acquired from Mercury/Systinet last summer with its own OpenView product and plays to its stren...

  • Migrating to XSLT 2.0

    Many will find the extensions they built off of XSLT 1.0 aren't compatible with XSLT 2.0. Ed Tittel recommends dropping the homegrown code in favor of sticking with the ongoing standard.

  • IBM views SOA as "business-driven computing"

    While Big Blue announced plenty of new products during its Impact 2007 conference, IBM's boldest move was to assert that SOA will be central to its software and consulting business for "decades to ...

  • Tie that binds Sun, NetBeans and Java criticized

    The delicate balance between Sun's stewardship of Java and it's marketing of the NetBeans IDE came in for some criticism, some of it harsh, at this month's JavaOne.

  • SOA a big deal for IBM and HP

    IBM and HP this week will both be making news in the SOA arena, which has increasingly become a battleground for these two IT titans.

  • Where SOA standards matter: The SAP view

    Jeff Anders, director of solution marketing SAP AG's NetWeaver Developer Platform, was at JavaOne this month making a pitch for the new NetWeaver Composition Environment tool for standards-based se...

  • endpoint reference (EPR)

    An endpoint reference (EPR) is a combination of Web services (WS) elements that define the address for a resource in a Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) header... (Continued)

  • Sun grapples with ESBs, JBI and Java EE for SOA, part 2

    In part two of our interview from this month's JavaOne Conference with Kevin Schmidt, director for SOA products at Sun Microsystems Inc, he talks about issues Sun still grapples with as it continue...