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Google Introduces Binary Encoding Format: Protocol Buffers

by Werner Schuster on  Jul 21, 2008 7

Google caused a stir by releasing Protocol Buffers, a binary serialization format. We take a look at what exactly Protocol Buffers are and what alternatives are available in ASN.1 or Facebook's Thrift.

Interview: CORBA Guru Steve Vinoski on REST, Web Services, and Erlang

by Stefan Tilkov on  Feb 26, 2008

In a new interview, recorded at QCon San Francisco 2007, CORBA Guru Steve Vinoski talks to Stefan Tilkov about his appreciation for REST, occasions when he would still use CORBA and the role of description languages for distributed systems. Other topics covered include the benefits of knowing many programming languages, and the usefulness of of Erlang to build distributed systems.

SOA Coverage on Software Engineering Radio

by Stefan Tilkov on  Feb 01, 2007

Software Engineering Radio, a podcast for professional developers, has an extensive coverage of SOA, including interviews with Werner Vogels, Steve Vinoski, Gregor Hohpe, and Michael Stal.

InfoQ Interview: Tim Bray on Rails, REST, Java Dynamic Languages, and More

by Obie Fernandez on  Oct 11, 2006 6

InfoQ Ruby editor Obie Fernandez interviews Tim Bray, one of the inventors of XML and current Director of Web Technologies for Sun Microsystems. We cover varied topics such as his opinions about Ruby and Rails, the impact of dynamic languages on web development, static versus dynamic typing, Sun's support of the JRuby project, Atom, and WS-* versus REST approaches to systems integration.

The Rise and Fall of CORBA

by Stefan Tilkov on  Jun 19, 2006 4

CORBA guru Michi Henning analyzes the reasons for CORBA's (perceived or real) failure and puts blame on the standardization process.

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