In agile projects the product owner is often seen as the person who primary assures the connection between business and IT. But for effective IT-Business alignment having a product owner is not enough. What can people from the business, demand and supply parts of the organization do increase the effectiveness of IT – Business alignment?
Most of the discussion about cloud computing has focused on tools, providers, and security. While this focus is appropriate for an emerging technology, it becomes easier to recognize the value of cloud computing when you have actual application examples, or case studies. This month IBM announced two such applications: a development-and-test cloud, and an animation rendering cloud.
Brett Taylor, founder of FriendFeed, describes how they overcame some limitations of MySQL to handle problems of scaling and database evolution by implementing a "schema-less" storage system on top of MySQL.
A recent article makes a case for the REST architectural style using a Department of Defense’s project, called Net-Centric Data Strategy (NCDS), as an example. The authors argue that some of the core objectives of NCDS can be more naturally supported by the four basic principles of REST.
Nestlés Nespresso SA division, which is headquartered in Paudex, Switzerland, recently announced the successful completion the first phase of their SOA initiative 'NesOA' in just six months! Optaros and MuleSource helped define and implement a new middleware architecture called Nespresso Open Architecture, or NesOA.
In this InfoQ exluclusive interview Jonathan Allen sits down with Henry Belmont & Thaniya Keereepart on their implementation of Silverlight and how it integrates with their Java back-end.
In a presentation recorded at QCon, Mark Nottingham, a "Principal Technical Yahoo!", provided some insight into how the Yahoo! Media Group uses the Web, and not Web services, to build its SOA variant. According to Mark, the Yahoo! Media Group gains significant advantages by using HTTP RESTfully, especially by exploiting caching opportunities.
Microsoft has published a free eBook titled "Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) in the Real World". The book presents Microsoft's view of Service Oriented Architectures and contains several real world examples that show how a SOA can be implemented by using Microsoft products and technologies.
In an exclusive InfoQ case study, popular author Bruce Tate reveals the technical details behind the extraordinary web 2.0 charity site, changingthepresent.org.
In his talk at the QCon conference, Mark Nottingham, a "Principal Technical Yahoo!", provided some insight into how the Yahoo! Media Group uses the Web, and not Web services, to build its SOA variant. According to Mark, the Yahoo! Media Group gains significant advantages by using HTTP RESTfully, especially by exploiting caching opportunities.
It is often said that ASP.NET does not scale and that for real enterprise applications you need to use J2EE. Well, the folks as Continental Airlines beg to differ. Not only does ASP.NET scale in terms of performance, Continental claims it also scales in terms of internationalization.
Ben Robb from cScape has written an excellent article about Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, MOSS 2007, to develop a full featured public facing website. cScape was able to do this because of the dramatic redesign of MOSS 2007. Using ASP.NET Master Pages, CSS, WebParts, and the Office SharePoint Designer, they created a maintainable Web Site branded to very specific requirements.
Richard Banks tried to introduce Scrum into his oraganization last year, resulting in "anarchy" due to not properly following the Scrum rules. Richard tried again and this time did it right. 9 months later, Richard looks back at how Scrum has changed his organization for the better.
Toronto.Com attracts over 700,000 unique visitors per month, and offers comprehensive and searchable access to business and event listings. Originally built in 1997, the previous J2EE foundation for the site was found hard to evolve in the face of new requirements. In this presentation, Scott talks about how the site was re-architected to .NET 2.0.
Pension Benefit Guarany Corporation, a federal corporation insuring pensions of 44.1 million American workers has entered into a 6$ Million dollar contract to develop an SOA.