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The world of IT management has changed a great deal since the early days of SNMP and network management. IT organizations today are building and deploying a wide range of systems and applications that must be managed in a consistent and reliable way. Applications are being built from t...
This column might have been titled 'on the SOAPbox,' except I think I used that one already. Nevertheless, I want to discuss platforms. Politicians used to use platforms, (real ones, not some murky promises that they abandon after the election) to stand above the crowd, so as to be see...
Over the last couple of years, the industry has rallied around SOA and its main realization platform - Web services. While many of the clients I meet are still wary about the adoption of new technology, integration dilemmas posed by the variety of software and hardware platforms has le...
As we discussed last month, performance is often an afterthought when building new systems, including SOAs. We're finding that services and SOAs fall victim to this oversight as well. Indeed, there is a right way and a wrong way to design a service and an SOA. Also, there are things th...
Enterprises are increasingly feeling the need for shorter lead time for decision making, the need to extract and present KPI (Key Performance Indicators) to management, and the need for enhanced response capability. These business needs are not in sync with the technological challenges...
This article critically evaluates the role of XML binding frameworks play in the context of service-oriented architecture (SOA) platforms, and it also provides an objective evaluation of the popular XML binding frameworks in a J2EE environment.
J2EE application servers enabled mainstream developers to build sophisticated multitiered Web applications that use mature standards and any of several commercial and open source application server platforms. A similar pattern has now emerged with the maturation of standard platforms f...