SOA: Shift to success

April 27, 2006

I just watched the online presentation “SOA: Shift to success” (available from Sun’s SOA site). It made my stomach churn :).

It claims to offer a talk on the “latest SOA trends, architectural strategies and benefits” but really all you will learn is the latest marketese in the SOA space. It’s pretty clear how Sun thinks about SOA as the link from the presentation, http://www.sun.com/soa, redirects to http://www.sun.com/products/soa/index.jsp. So click there and purchase yourself a SOA today ;).

Some highlights were: “almost zero code applications” (with no discussion of ifs and buts), “composite applications” (just another name for component applications) and it’s all going to be pragmatic and open source (but for some reason you can only download a free trial).


Programming Language Inventor or Serial Killer?

April 23, 2006

A strange but fun quiz –
Programming Language Inventor or Serial Killer? via An entry on the Vector.org.uk homepage about the possible cause of autism.


JPMorgan’s Tyger project

April 21, 2006

Tyger is JPMorgan’s open source stack for Java applications. Check out the following article – JPMorgan’s ‘Tyger’ Roars Ahead. Tyger is based Apache+Tomcat, Spring, Maven, and Hibernate or iBatis for RDBMS integration. It’s good to see that the banks take open source seriously.


Process engines and webflow

April 5, 2006

The JBoss guys have noticed that Business Process engines and webflow engines, at their most general, require a common engine – the continuation engine. They say “Additionally, jBPM enables pageflow control in web applications”.