Enterprises with internally sourced IT operations typically struggle with
typical tensions associated with siloed application and infrastructure
organizations. They are characterized by finger pointing and an inability to
restore operational capabilities under complex conditions that span both
application and infrastructure configurations. These tensions often are used
to characterize the need for a DevOps movement, which focuses on
organizational, process and cultural changes needed to bring about a more
fluid IT delivery that embodies higher quality and greater overall agility.
Large- and mid-sized enterprises that have multi-sourced IT environments also
struggle with these same tensions, but they are magnified by the fact that IT
outsourcing contracts written in the past 15 years barely scratch the surface
for how vendors should work together in the face of failur... (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)
It seems that I am not as flexible as I believed I could be on my thinking
regarding SOA. I attempted to categorize various SOA engagements in my SOA
World Magazine article entitled A Classification Scheme for Defining SOA.
I believed that I could hide my dissatisfaction with the lack of clarity
surrounding SOA by lumping SODA/application development into its own
subcategory. I was wrong! When it comes down to it, there's still just too
much ambiguity surrounding the term service.
So, you might ask, What is the big deal if we call everything running on a
computer a service? T... (more)
On Thursday, September 10th, 2009, I moderated a panel at the 1105 Group’s
Enterprise Architecture Conference in Washington, DC entitled, “SOA Goes
Mainstream – An Industry and Government Roadmap.” On the panel we had
two Federal government agency representatives and two industry
representatives, with one of the industry representatives providing a FedEx
case study as the basis for their SOA experiences.
As expected, each of the panelists’ SOA experiences was varied, with no two
taking an identical approach. However, the interesting tidbit of
information I garnered from modera... (more)
Two standards are emerging that could very well impact the way we conduct
e-business in the future. These are ebXML (electronic business XML) and UDDI
(Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration), the former a UN/CEFACT
(United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business)/OASIS-
sponsored initiative whose charter it is to create a single global electronic
market. UDDI, however, is a vendor-sponsored initiative led by IBM,
Microsoft, and Ariba.
Let's explore each of these efforts individually and then examine their
overlaps and gaps.