With WebSockets now a W3C Candidate Recommendation and a new JSR about to start in the JCP, the question arises about how and if WebSockets work with the principles of REST? Do they compliment each other, or will WebSockets, as some people believe, divert attention away from REST and towards a new style of interaction for the Web? There is even the suggestion that WebSockets "breaks the Web".
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.
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 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 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.
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.
IBM WebSphere Application Server V8 has been launched, becoming the third application server to offer complete support for the full Java EE 6 profile.
Business Intelligence vendor Pentaho has announced the release of olap4j 1.0, a new, common Java API for any online analytical processing (OLAP) server.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.