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Web Services: What Will the Next State of Distributed Computing Be?

By Dick Weisinger

Distributed Computing.  The ability for machines and applications to intercommunicate with each other. Early web service technologies included RPC (Remote Procedure Call), CORBA (Common Object Request Broker Architecture) and Microsoft DCOM (Distributed COM). CORBA, in particular, mainly because it was

Microservices: Enabled by the Cloud, Fast Networks, Containers, and REST/JSON Simplicity

By Dick Weisinger

Microservices are lightweight fine-grained services that can be deployed with middleware or brokers.  The idea behind the approach has been around for some time, but a convergence of technologies, like the cloud, containers and REST/JSON services is making the approach

Technology: Forrester Wrongly Predicts the Death of Web Pages

By Dick Weisinger

The Cloud has dominated much of the discussion and direction of computing over the last few years.  Now Forrester says that the clouds are bringing  ‘thunderstorms’.  The cloud combined with mobile is creating a new infrastructure that is dramatically changing our

Data Vitualization: Key to Data Integration Projects?

By Dick Weisinger

IDC and Gartner Research tell us that the amount of enterprise information is exploding.  In fact, enterprise data doubles every 18 months.  That’s a lot of data and the problem is only exacerbated because so much of the data in

WOA: The future of SOA?

By Dick Weisinger

First generation Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) services were built around technologies like SOAP and sophisticated WS-* specifications. But SOA has had a problem of bootstrapping itself into the mainstream and much of the delay in its uptake has been around