At his Enterprise Architect Summit Barcelona session this month, conference speaker Dave Chappell got into a heated debate with a couple Microsoft guys over core architectural fundamentals.
Roger Jennings discusses the new data features that made it into Visual Studio and SQL Server 2005, and a couple features that were dropped late in the process.
Mergere gives businesses access to commercially supported open source solutions.
Effective policymaking with WS-Policy improves your architecture's adaptability with minimal development when external service interfaces evolve and business needs change.
Rapidly increasing user loads, wildly complex software and
distributed development that includes worldwide outsourcing
all ratchet up the need for better application testing processes
Spyware steals identities, invades privacy, compromises enterprise info-security,
alters and destroys data, and replicates to a point where systems collapse under
the weight. And that's just for starters.
Following its acquisitions of PeopleSoft and Siebel, Oracle is touting a strategy
it calls Project Fusion that it says will bring its products together. Meanwhile,
detractors point out fusion can also blow things apart.
Until recently, middleware for the open-source community meant app servers,
and open-source app servers usually meant JBoss. Today, there are more options.
In the most radical articulation of service enablement, traditional software
development will be almost entirely supplanted by a virtual paradigm which
disparate Web services are orchestrated dynamically to power composite applications.
Although imperfect, the mobile application development environment is an area
of keen interest to a growing number of enterprises.
The enterprise service bus is the newest solution-and buzzword-for
IT and vendors touting enterprise architecture integration.
Personal Software Process and Team Software Process are intertwined methodologies
that offer formal processes for improving software quality and managing schedules.
SCM has put on more muscle to meet IT's need to better manage widely dispersed development teams and to comply with regulatory mandates.
There's a lot of hype about BSM, the new three-letter approach to IT/business
alignment. Business services management vendors promise to correlate the performance
of business services with IT infrastructure components. However, analysts warn
automation is only part of the answer.
Microsoft is poised to make major strides in its collaboration portfolio with SharePoint V3, Office 12, and other offerings. Here''s a review and analysis of the collaboration-related updates from PDC 2005.
Peter O'Kelly summarizes the daunting amount of Windows Vista information presented at PDC 2005 last week. Find out what''s changing between Longhorn and Vista, what aspects of Vista are being ported and more.