Service-oriented Architectures: Tool time for service-oriented architectures

"New tools for an emerging class of app developers, who will create the B-school policies that drive SOAs, promise to help orgs mediate services and monitor their networks."

The Web Is the Platform

Online service providers such as eBay, Amazon, Google and Yahoo have recognized the bottomline value third-party app developers can bring to their platforms.

Word of the Year?

The Dictionary Dudes Miss the Boat

The 'Pizza Flyer' Approach to UI Design

Applying pizza flyer "aesthetics" (with more than a hint of irony) to UI design

A Cure for Corporate Alzheimer's?

Open... open... open...

Irrational Technology Selections

What do novelty, ego, fashion and ideology have in common? Answer: They're all causes of irrational technology selection!

Head First HTML+CSS

New book strengthens the Head First series

Mistakes About Ajax Mistakes

Elephants, tightropes and Ajax

Startup Watch


What Makes Software Successful? (part II)

Emotional software design

What Makes Software Successful? (part I)

Hint: Make your software likeable!

Magic Qualities of Face-to-Face Teaching... in a Book??

Capturing the qualities of a UML training course in book form

The buzz about operational biz intelligence

You can’t say Information Builders CEO Gerry Cohen doesn’t speak his mind. You might be tempted to call him a straight shooter. For example, even though IBI is sitting on one of the niftiest data integration technologies on the market—its iWay family of connectivity solutions— Cohen dismisses data integration as an over-hyped buzz term.

Content Integration Is Still Too Loose & Low Tech

On paper, enterprise content management vendors have all the pieces needed to deliver integrated content management, but the simplicity, functionality and elegance found in the different modules can be uneven, says one analyst.

Staying Power!

COBOL is here to stay. It’s become UNICODE—compliant, object oriented and XML friendly. It participates in MDA,calls Web services natively and wraps itself in Java. Some mainframe shops are even deploying COBOL apps on Linux.

What Are Performance Dashboards?

This article is an excerpt from the book Performance Dashboards: Measuring, Monitoring, and Managing Your Business by Wayne W. Eckerson, director of research and services at TDWI, a worldwide association of data warehousing and business intelligence professionals.