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HTTP 2.0 First Draft Published

by Dio Synodinos on  Nov 30, 2012

The editors of the HTTP specification have published an initial draft of v2 which is a straight copy of SPDY and will be used as a base for diffs going forward. Many changes are expected to be done like adding new features, removing existing ones, changing the bytes on the wire, etc. A draft ready for test implementations is expected to be published early next year.

SOA Still Not Dead: Ratification of Governance Standard Highlights SOA’s Continued Relevance

by Richard Seroter on  Oct 31, 2012 1

The Open Group recently announced that their SOA Governance Framework was accepted as an international standard following a vote by the International Organization for Standardization (IOC) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The ratification came at the end of a six month review period and marks a continued relevance of SOA principles in today’s technology solutions.

The Future of HTTP and the Controversy over SPDY

by Abel Avram on  Aug 10, 2012

IETF has discussed the future of HTTP, and the next version is to be using SPDY as a starting point. There is a controversy though: Microsoft claims SPDY is no better than HTTP/1.1 with all optimizations turned on, while SPDY’s inventor says Microsoft’s tests actually confirm SPDY’s advantage in a real world scenario.

HTTPbis Working Group Start To Consider HTTP/2.0

by Mark Little on  Apr 28, 2012 1

Rackspace's Mark Nottingham, discusses the recent HTTPbis Working Group meeting, clarifications to the HTTP/1.1 specification, and the influence of SPDY on the group that have resulted in a change to its charter enabling them to begin considering HTTP/2.0.

WebSockets versus REST?

by Mark Little on  Feb 26, 2012 23

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".

Preview the Next JavaScript in Google Chrome

by Jonathan Allen on  Feb 13, 2012 1

Google Chrome and V8 now support some of the features planned for the next version of JavaScript, known as ECMAScript 3.1 “Harmony”. To try out these features you can use dev channel release of Chrome with the “Experimental JavaScript features” flag turned on.

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

by Richard Seroter on  Jan 30, 2012

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 2

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.

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