The International Software Product Line Conference (SPLC) is the most important event that covers the full range of Product Line Engineering in software-intensive products. Its 15th incarnation will take place in the Munich City Center from August 21st to August 26th.
IBM has recently submitted the IBM Cloud Computing Reference Architecture 2.0 (CC RA) (.doc) to the Cloud Architecture Project of the Open Group, a document based on “real-world input from many cloud implementations across IBM” meant to provide guidelines for creating a cloud environment.Update: interview with Heather Kreger, one of the authors of Cloud Computing Reference Architecture.
CBDI talks about the history and evolution of the CBDI-SAE reference framework in the September 2010 Journal Report. CBDI-SAE reference framework has evolved in the in the past few years by embracing Event Driven Architecture (EDA), Real time Business Intelligence (BI) and Cloud architectural patterns and process principles based on continuous improvement.
After several days of intense effort, the SOA Manifesto has been released. As could be expected, the feedback so far is mixed, but is that because the Manifesto is flawed or because the message has not been understood (or communicated) correctly?
Dion Hinchcliffe discusses Web Architecture and the relationship of REST practices and principles in the construction of a Web Oriented Architecture (WOA). The relationship between WOA and SOA is also explored.
On March 4th, the Singularity Research Development Kit (RDK) was released as an open source project on CodePlex. The RDK is based on the Singularity Project from Microsoft Research by Galen Hunt, Jim Larus and others. The Project web site said that Singularity itself is primarily about "the construction of dependable systems through innovation in the areas of systems, languages, and tools."
As more enterprises are looking at software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions, Microsoft has augmented their LitwareHR reference application to include the Software + Services (S+S) model. Enabling the integration of local and "in the cloud" software, S+S allows for the disconnected and offline scenarios lacking in today's hosted solutions.