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Presentation: Voca, UK's largest payment processing engine running Spring

by Ryan Slobojan on  May 05, 2008 1

In this presentation from QCon London 2007, William Soo and Meeraj Kunnumpurath discuss the Voca transaction processing system architecture, the previous Mainframe-based architecture, architectural challenges and requirements, the new Spring and J2EE-based architecture, upcoming challenges for Voca, and technologies to watch for in the future.

Software Transactions: A Programming Language Perspective

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Mar 20, 2008 1

Erlang has recently generated a lot of interest as a language that can deal both efficiently and elegantly with concurrency. In particular, there is no shared memory between "process" instances which only communicate via asynchronous messages. Nevertheless, Shared Memory Concurrency remains an intense research subject especially for multicore applications.

Should developers write their own transaction coordination logic?

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Jan 15, 2008 3

In a recent discussion Mark Little and Greg Pavlik discuss whether transaction coordinators and transaction protocols are necessary in the context of widely distributed units of work. Isn't the knowledge of state alignment patterns enough?

File System Transactions - still a problem area?

by Alexander Olaru on  Jan 10, 2008 4

Historically transaction-processing systems have relied primarily, if not solely, on databases to handle the ACID aspects of any IO activities that required to be transactional. The support for transactions for file system operations has been weak at either the libraries/frameworks, languages or file system levels. Lately, this situation is starting to show signs of improvement.

Atomikos TransactionsEssentials: JTA/XA transaction management outside of Java EE

by Ryan Slobojan on  Nov 15, 2007 10

Atomikos TransactionsEssentials, a Java-based transaction manager, just released version 3.2. InfoQ spoke with Atomikos CTO Guy Pardon to learn more about this release, and also about TransactionsEssentials and third-party transaction managers in general.

KonaKart: Free Java-based online shopping cart

by Ryan Slobojan on  Oct 22, 2007 10

KonaKart, a free Java-based online shopping cart, just released version 2.2.0.7. InfoQ spoke with KonaKart founder Paolo Sidoli to learn more about this release, and how KonaKart fits into the online shopping cart space.

Fault Tolerance and the Grid

by Mark Little on  Sep 18, 2007 6

Arjuna Technologies, the company behind the world's first Java transaction service and Web Services transactions implementations, has turned its attention to the world of the Grid. What's involved in developing reliable Grid applications and are the current Data Grid infrastructures really up to the job?

Presentation: Transaction Management Strategies in Mission Critical Applications

by Floyd Marinescu on  Sep 11, 2007 6

A core part of Spring's middle tier support is the transaction management support. This session presents several interesting "mission critical" cases and shows you how to properly handle them using transactions driven by Spring 2. You'll learn the ins-and-out of the "dark art" that is transaction management within a high-volume mission-critical JEE application.

Interview: Dan Pritchett on Architecture at eBay

by Mark Figley on  Aug 25, 2007 6

Dan Pritchett gives us an inside look into the decisions behind one of the largest scale architectures in the world: eBay. In explaining how the scale of eBay turns simple requirements a complex engineering problem, he walks us through the technical and organizational challenges of managing eBay's architecture.

The Curious Nature of Transactions in ADO.NET and LINQ

by Jonathan Allen on  Aug 16, 2007 2

Transactions in LINQ rely on TransactionScope, a .NET 2.0 class that uses a distinctly non-OO design pattern that relies on gloabls.

Are Cross-Service Transactions A Violation of the Autonomous Tenet of Service Orientation?

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Jul 19, 2007 5

This question prompted a heated debate on MSDN in the wake of the release of the first web service transaction standard last May. Juval Löwy from IDesign, Arnon Rotem-Gal-Oz and others exchange their arguments as they answer the question.

WS-TX 1.1 standard announcement

by Mark Little on  May 23, 2007

OASIS announces WS-TX 1.1 as a standard: it's now official.

Sun demonstrates WS-AT interoperability with Microsoft

by Mark Little on  Apr 26, 2007 1

Sun's latest Project Tango release includes WS-AtomicTransaction and WS-Coordination support. They also have demonstrated interoperability .NET 3.0 clients.

WS-TX as an OASIS standard

by Mark Little on  Apr 18, 2007

OASIS approves the Web Services Transactions committee specifications as a new standard and the TC co-chair blogs about its history.

OASIS WS-Transaction (almost) a standard

by Mark Little on  Jan 24, 2007 3

The OASIS WS-TX technical committee held a face-to-face meeting last week at IBM Hursely. This is likely the last such meeting prior to final standardisation of WS-Coordination, WS-AtomicTransaction and WS-BusinessActivity.

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