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The Open Group Releases Standards for SOA Architects, Cloud Service Providers

by Richard Seroter on  Jan 30, 2012 2

The Open Group recently published three standards that aid organizations that are building infrastructure-as-a-service offerings and service oriented architectures. In concert, these standards provide expert advice in the form of best practices, questionnaires, and templates for SOA and cloud-scale infrastructure architecture.

ebXML RegRep v4.0 approved

by Mark Little on  Jan 29, 2012 3

OASIS recently announced that v4.0 of the ebXML Registry and Repository standard has been approved. However, in an age where Web Services appear on the wane, REST is taken for granted, and Cloud is on everyone's lips, does ebXML have a role to play?

IEEE’s Hans Karlsson Standards Award 2012 for Paul R. Croll

by Michael Stal on  Dec 23, 2011

IEEE announced that the Hans Karlsson Standard Award 2012 has been given to Paul R. Croll for dedicated leadership of the IEEE Systems and Software Engineering Standards Committee, and for his diplomacy and collaboration in facilitating the development of a collection of high-quality standards.

W3C Launches Community and Business Groups

by Abel Avram on  Aug 16, 2011

W3C has opened up their infrastructure and expertise to the world to create Community and Business Groups useful to develop specifications and tests or simply hold discussions around web technologies. W3C Community Groups are open and do not require any fee, and all proceedings are public, while Business Groups do require a fee. Interview with Ian Jacobs, Head of W3C Marketing and Communications.

Accelerating Cloud Computing Standards with Use Cases

by Manuel Pais on  Aug 03, 2011

A set of key cloud computing use cases focused on cloud management, portability, interoperability and security has been developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) as an on-going contribution for the definition of open standards for cloud computing.

Testing a Browser’s JavaScript Compatibility with Test 262

by Abel Avram on  Jul 01, 2011

The recently released ECMAScript 262 5.1 fixes bugs in the previous major version 5.0, and is accompanied by Test 262, an online JavaScript compatibility test suite.

IBM WebSphere Application Server Version 8 Released with Full Java EE 6 Support

by Charles Humble on  Jun 29, 2011 1

IBM WebSphere Application Server V8 has been launched, becoming the third application server to offer complete support for the full Java EE 6 profile.

Olap4j 1.0: a Java API for OLAP Servers

by Charles Humble and Jai Hirsch on  Jun 24, 2011

Business Intelligence vendor Pentaho has announced the release of olap4j 1.0, a new, common Java API for any online analytical processing (OLAP) server.

Apache Chemistry, an Open Source Implementation of OASIS CMIS, Becomes a Top-Level Project

by Charles Humble on  Feb 23, 2011 2

The Apache Software foundation has announced that Apache Chemistry, an Open Source implementation of the OASIS CMIS standard, has graduated to become a top-level project.

NIST Cloud Computing Twiki Launched

by James Vastbinder on  Dec 30, 2010

Today NIST began sending users their credentials for their Cloud Computing twiki, of which Kevin Jackson was one of the first to be granted access. The intent of the NIST working group is to promote cloud computing adoption and overcome the current percieved barriers of security, interoperability and portability.

Work begins on JAX-RS 2.0

by Mark Little on  Nov 14, 2010 22

JAX-RS is the standard for RESTful services in enterprise Java. It has been finalised since 2008 and part of EE6 since late 2009, with several implementations. Over the past couple of years there has been a lot of implementation experience and now Oracle have announced that JAX-RS 2.0 is in the works, as well as giving an indication of their current thoughts. But are they missing anything?

Nuxeo Introduces Plug-in Marketplace, CMIS Support to its Enterprise Content Management Offerings

by Charles Humble on  Nov 11, 2010

Open Source Enterprise Content Management (ECM) company Nuxeo has updated its Open Source OSGi-Based Content Management Infrastructure, adding support for JBoss 5.1, JBoss EAP, and CMIS 1.0, and introducing the Marketplace providing a distribution channel for Plug-ins.

Standards and Open Source for Cloud Computing

by Dave West on  Aug 18, 2010 7

Three recent announcements highlight the evolving cloud ecosystem in favor of openness and standards. Red Hat has moved its Deltacloud effort to the Apache Incubator, Rackspace has made its Cloud Files code open source, and the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) has released two documents laying out the essential functions for cloud computing and descriptive language for them.

Platform as a Service, Portability and Mobility

by Mark Little on  May 24, 2010 2

Are current PaaS solutions really vendor lock-in opportunities? In a recent article Joe McKendrick discusses this possibility in terms of application portability and mobility. He also ties this to similar issues that affect the SOA world.

Python Could Become the Language of Finance

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 21, 2010 1

The SEC is proposing that most Asset Backed Securities include a downloadable “program that gives effect to the flow of funds, or “waterfall,” provisions of the transaction”. If the proposal is passed, this program would have to be written in Python and posted EDGAR.

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