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Microsoft Previews Windows Azure Application Integration Services

by Richard Seroter on  Jan 06, 2012 9

In late December 2011, Microsoft announced the pre-release of a set of services labeled Windows Azure Service Bus EAI Labs. These enhancements to the existing Windows Azure Service Bus make it easier to connect (cloud) applications through the use of message routing rules, protocol bridging, message transformation services and connectivity to on-premises line of business systems.

Security Vulnerabilities in Amazon and Eucalyptus

by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Nov 04, 2011

A recent paper published by researchers in Germany reveals multiple security vulnerabilities in Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Eucalyptus's SOAP and web interfaces. The flaws are related to architectural choices which impacts multiple users and the overall cloud security.

AppFabric Queues, Topics and Subscriptions Released

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Sep 12, 2011

Windows Azure AppFabric Features, Queues, Topics and Subscriptions, which were in CTP for some time now have now been released. These enable new scenarios for Applications hosted on Windows Azure such as asynchronous Cloud Eventing, Event-Driven SOA, Load leveling/balancing and more.

Spring AMQP 1.0 GA

by Bienvenido David on  Sep 09, 2011

SpringSource, a division of VMware, has released Spring AMQP 1.0 GA (1.0.0.RELEASE). The Spring AMQP project applies core Spring concepts to the development of AMQP-based messaging solutions, and is available in both Java and .NET versions.

SoapUI and LoadUI Join the SmartBear Product Portfolio

by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Jul 12, 2011 1

SmartBear Software, a prominent ALM and monitoring tool vendor acquired Eviware, creators of popular open source web services testing tools soapui and loadui, last week.

SOA Software Releases Atmosphere: an API Management Portal

by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Jun 17, 2011 3

SOA Software entered the API management portal market with their release of the Atmosphere portal. The Atmosphere platform ensures security, robustness and availability of enterprise APIs over the right range of interface types. In this article we delve into the reason behind the evolution from enterprise SOA and cloud governance to API management and other technical details around the offering.

Windows Azure AppFabric CTP - Queues and Topics

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Jun 13, 2011

The Azure team recently shipped a Community Preview (CTP) for AppFabric, with Service Bus Queues and Service Bus Topics, which can be leveraged in a whole new set of scenarios to build Occasionally Connected or Distributed Systems.

Yet More Trouble with REST APIs?

by Mark Little on  Jun 12, 2011 8

George Reese, writing recently on his and Adrian Cole's experiences on using REST and SOAP APIs for developing Cloud applications, caused quite a stir in the community. What started as hints-and-tips has turned into a debate over whether there are real problems and misunderstandings around developing APIs with REST, irrespective of Cloud?

Is REST Successful in the Enterprise?

by Abel Avram on  Jun 01, 2011 22

Some might prematurely conclude that REST has won based on Programmable Web data: 73% of the APIs are RESTful. But Steve Jones, a SOA practitioner, draws attention that those APIs are used by front-end systems doing data aggregation and not by the majority of enterprise systems, and REST is not yet ready for the enterprise.

Who Belongs to the 2011 Open APIs Billionaires Club?

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  May 27, 2011

The growth of Open APIs both in numbers and volume has surpassed any expectations over the last decade. John Musser from the ProgrammableWeb presented his analysis of the Open APIs State of the Market for 2011.

Message Queuing Options for .NET

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 22, 2011 18

When building larger scale applications, message queues are often very helpful for both distributing and aggregating workloads. In the .NET ecosystem there are several options available for message queuing. This article highlights some of the more popular and unique offerings as well as the basic terminology needed to evaluate them.

WSO2 Introduces a New Open Source Project: WSO2 Message Broker

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Apr 05, 2011 1

Paul Fremantle announced on his blog a new open source projet and product: WSO2 Message Broker. MB is based on the Apache Qpid and supports Amazon SQS APIs and WS-Eventing.

Laharsub, a .NET Messaging Server

by Abel Avram on  Oct 26, 2010

Laharsub is an open source .NET publish-subscribe messaging server for real time web applications like chat, online collaboration, news or stock trade updates, etc.

An Introduction to ØMQ (ZeroMQ)

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Sep 14, 2010 2

Ilya Grigorik wrote an introduction to ZeroMQ last week. ZeroMQ is a new multi-platform library abstracting socket management which can support arbitrarily large applications.

JBoss Benchmark Claims HornetQ is the Performance Leader of Enterprise Messaging Systems

by Dio Synodinos on  Sep 05, 2010 8

JBoss has published the results of messaging throughput benchmarks against the leading enterprise messaging servers on the market that implement the Java Message Service (JMS) API.  In these results HornetQ demonstrates superior performance compared to the other products.

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