A Reality Check on 'Everyone's Moving Everything to the Cloud'
A recent CIO editorial by Bernard Golden regarding the future of private
cloud spurred some interesting commentary in my network. The pushback seemed
to focus around the viability of the term “private cloud”. These
individuals are well-respected thought-leaders in cloud with significant
experience guiding senior IT executives transition to modern architectures,
so I decided I’d engage them in a discussion regarding the future of
self-managed infrastructure as a whole.
There’s a class of individuals, myself included, whose job it is to advise
and recommend direction in Enterprise IT. In this role, we live in a bubble
of sorts. I believe most of us understand the realities of Enterprise IT very
well, but we also have a good handle on next generation architectures, their
value, and how to migrate current IT... (more)
What Will You Do with What You Learn from IoT?
When the Internet of Things (IoT) started to emerge as a popular topic, I had
to stop and ask myself if I was once again going to provide commentary on
this emerging field. I enjoy exploring new technology shifts and illustrating
how they can benefit various industries and businesses. It’s what I’ve
done for the past 20 years through Java, XML, Web Services, SOA, Cloud and
DevOps. However, every time I started writing on IoT I seemed to run into the
same conundrum; am I commenting on this to jump on the hype bandwagon or
because I s... (more)
Much of IT terminology is often misused and misapplied. Modernization and
transformation are two such terms. They are often used interchangeably even
though they mean different things and have very different connotations.
Indeed, it is somewhat safe to assume that in IT any transformative effort is
likely to also have a modernizing effect, and thus, we can see these as
levels of improvement efforts. However, many businesses are being led to
believe if they don't transform now they risk becoming irrelevant when they
would be equally well-off to simply modernize existing IT service... (more)
Cloud Native: The Next Major Developer Paradigm Shift
Every decade for the past forty years we’ve seen a major paradigm shift in
software development. The next major paradigm shift for software
developers—cloud native application development—is occurring now and it
will require developers to once again re-think and modify their approach to
In the seventies we saw the transition from assembler to third and fourth
generation programming languages. This change gave rise to implicit
processing based on language constructs and the use of functional notation.
In t... (more)
Adam Bosworth, vice president of engineering of the Frameworks Division at
BEA, recently sat down with JP Morgenthal to talk about his role in WebLogic.
WLDJ: Tell us about your role at BEA.
Adam: Basically, I make sure that we build what's necessary for J2EE to
become usable by the rest of us - on top of WebLogic Server. Whether it's
building the user interface in the portal strategy, or building the overall
development environment, WebLogic Workshop will make it easy for every
reasonable developer to use.
WLDJ: What are your primary software development interests?
AB: I've spent ... (more)