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  • Apache MetaModel – Providing Uniform Data Access Across Various Data Stores

    by Kasper Sørensen on  Jul 03, 2013 3

    MetaModel - an Apache Incubator project – is a Java library used to browse, query and update various types of data stores including traditional SQL databases, unusual stores such as CSV or Excel, or the more modern NoSQL stores in a uniform and programmatic way.

  • Guardian.co.uk Switching from Java to Scala

    by Charles Humble on  Apr 04, 2011 12

    Citing a need to be able to respond faster to events, and disappointment in the feature set and timeframe for Java 7, the team behind guardian.co.uk is using Scala as an alternative to Java for their new projects. InfoQ spoke to Web Platform Development Team Lead Graham Tackley about their current stack, the reasons behind the move, and the experience of using Scala in large-scale development.

  • Using Apache Avro

    by Boris Lublinsky on  Jan 25, 2011 4

    Boris Lublinsky presents an introduction to AVRO and evaluate its usage for Schema componentization, inheritance and polymorphism. He also discusses backward compatibility issues and AVRO solutions for this problem.

Book Excerpt and Interview: Tuscany SCA in Action

Posted by Boris Lublinsky on  Aug 17, 2010

"Tuscany SCA in Action" by Simon Laws, Mark Combellack, Raymond Feng, Haleh Mahbod and Simon Nash provides a simple step-by-step guide on how to develop applications leveraging SCA and Apache Tuscany.

How to Extend the Axis2 Framework to Support JVM Based Scripting Languages

Posted by Heshan Suriyaarachchi on  Jul 13, 2010

Heshan Suriyaarachchi explores how Apache Axis2 can be extended to support JVM based scripting languages allowing them to be used to both expose web services and write web service clients. 1

Scout - Extensible Server and Application Monitoring

Posted by Robert Bazinet on  Feb 16, 2010

Scout is an extensible server and application monitoring service which focuses upon ease of installation and configuration.

Communication Flexibility Using Bindings

Posted by Anthony Elder, Raymond Feng, Simon Laws, Haleh Mahbod & Simon Nash on  Jun 30, 2009

This article discusses the use of bindings on services and references (including the instance of non-configured bindings) as the means to implement SCA communications in a Web and SOA environment.

Application Integration Through Mail Servers

Posted by Tijs Rademakers and Jos Dirksen on  Dec 17, 2008

When performance and speed are not an issue, SMTP and POP3 can be used to integrate applications communicating to each other through a Mail Server. 9

Open Source WS Stacks for Java - Design Goals and Philosophy

Posted by Stefan Tilkov on  Oct 04, 2007

InfoQ spoke to the lead developers of the most important open source Java Web-services stacks about their design goals, standards, data binding, XML, interoperability, REST support, and maturity. 12

Interview with Sanjiva Weerawarana: Debunking REST/WS-* Myths

Posted by Stefan Tilkov on  Feb 16, 2007

InfoQ had a chance to talk to WS-* expert and WSO2 CEO Sanjiva Weerawarana about Web services standards, Microsoft's role, and the ongoing REST vs. SOAP/WS-* debate. 39

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