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You don't have to be a chief information officer to realize that security is becoming a corporate concern as more business is transacted on the Web. The mounting fears are well founded. Web attacks are growing in sophistication. Data is flowing faster and to more applications and more ...
What could be a problem with logging in SOA in the presence of such wonderful tools like log4j, Java’s logging library and similar? Why might we need something special for SOA and why aren’t existing techniques enough? The answer is simple and complex simultaneously – in SOA we are dea...
We've all experienced the hype: "We're a SOA tool, and we're here to help!" However, most SOA vendors out there don’t understand the value of SOA, or even how to approach SOA. They focus on the tactical and not the strategic. Why? A tactical approach is easier for them to sell, and eas...
To be able to do anything useful, an ESB must be configured with all sorts of parameters, from endpoint connection URIs to message transformation scripts to content-based routing definitions. Moreover, ESBs like Mule can host custom components, which will process messages and perform u...
Business application software and middleware vendors are addicted to exorbitant amounts of upfront money from perpetual licensing models to deliver their expected quarterly revenues. Enterprise software customers have no choice but to overspend absurd amounts of money on what business ...
There's a biblical story about a walled city called Jericho. In the story, the walled city was under siege, and the folks who wanted in blew their horns for seven days and then the walls all fell down. The Open Group has an initiative based on this story, called Jericho Security, which...
Without architecture, SOA is just a bunch of mashups that may or may not really solve an organization's issues. SOA is capturing attention around the world, but the task of creating and managing a truly service-oriented architecture can be elusive. Here we'll explore the creation and m...
According to Wikipedia, 'The last mile (or last kilometer) is the final leg of delivering connectivity from a communications provider to a customer. Usually referred to by the telecommunications and cable television industries, it is typically seen as an expensive challenge because 'fa...
Whether you work for a very large company with thousands of services in production or a small company with only a couple, visibility into the performance and uptime of those services is critical. Before you start investigating the myriad of governance products on the market, many of wh...