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  • How to Make Sure an App Works with Android for Work

    Google has announced Android for Work, a program making it possible for users to take their Android devices and use in an enterprise environment.

  • OpenCredo Announces AMQP Support for Spring Integration

    OpenCredo Ltd has announced support for talking to Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) based messagng servers from Spring Integration, a lightweight ESB-like messaging framework. The new support brings MOM vendors whose product doesn't support JMS to users of the Spring Integration framework. Some Message Queues, like RabbitMQ, are very scalable and don't support JMS.

  • Should your architecture focus on SOA or BPM?

    While SOA was the big name in the buzzword tag cloud, BPM is quickly getting bigger and bigger. As organizations are becoming more aware of the need to tame their processes in order to get the benefits of IT investments, BPM is gaining importance and mindshare inside and outside of IT. Is one more important for your architecture?

  • The Semantic Web and Ontological Technologies Continue to Expand

    Ontologies and Ontological management have become more popular as enterprise architecture has gained ground in organizations. As tool support has become available and the semantic and ontological concepts are being understood, more players, like the UMBEL project, the AKSW group, and consultant Dan McCreary have come to the table with contributions.

  • Security for Services and Mashups

    Security has become a rising concern in most applications and systems today. Whether you are building small mashups, enterprise applications, or a platform for SOA, there are several issues and approaches that are being discussed. Erica Naone talked about dealing with security in the world of mashups recently while Bob Rhubart and David Garrison from BEA discussed securing the services you deploy.

  • As-a-Service Approaching Parity with Traditional Offerings

    "as-a-Service" offerings are approaching parity with the more traditional software models on the market. Recent developments from both new and well established vendors in areas such as SaaS applications, infrastructure, cloud computing, development tools, runtime platforms, and configuration have increased the functionality, and perhaps the acceptance, of "as-a-Service" among more clients.

  • POJO Messaging Architecture with Terracotta

    Mark Turansky detailed his implementation of a message bus architecture using Terracotta and Java 5. Instead of using an MQ or JMS based deployment, Mark took advantage of the Terracotta architecture to create his POJO message bus. This allowed for a clean, simple, and inexpensive infrastructure solution to his message needs.

  • Ted Neward's thoughts on Architecture Roles & Responsibilites

    Ted Neward shares his thoughts on the roles and responsibilities of the Software Architect, discussing what an architect does, how to approach the role, and if architects are still relevant.

  • InfoQ Interview: John Crupi on Enterprise SOA

    At the time of this recording John Crupi ran Sun's Enterprise Web Services Practice and consulted on SOA at a number of large enterprises. John Crupi is also one of the main authors of the book Core J2EE Patterns. In this interview, John shares his insights on what SOA means to the Enterprise, SOA analysis and design vs. OO, effective service composition, governance, and more.

  • Structure101 v2: Dependency and Architecture Analysis Tool

    When projects get so big that no one person can visualize the whole thing, tools that can visualize the architecture and measure its complexity can help. Headway Software released v2 of Structure101, "an interactive tool that shows you dependency graphs from your code-base as either diagrams (the Directed Graph) or dependency matrices." said Structure101 CTO Chris Chedgey, talking to InfoQ.

  • InfoQ Article: Enterprise-Ruby Wish List

    Francis Cianfrocca asks "What do enterprise developers need, that they're not getting from their tools today?" Based on the answers to that question, he examines whether Ruby currently has anything valuable to offer in the form of an Enterprise Ruby wishlist.

  • InfoQ Book: Enterprise SOA Adoption Strategies

    In the lastest book in the InfoQ series, Capgemini CTO and SOA standards body member Steve Jones argues that for SOA to succeed we must move our thoughts away from the implementation technologies and towards the "what" of the business. Steve explains how to construct an overall business service architecture.

  • InfoQ Article: From Java to Ruby...

    The Ruby on Rails revolution has been led by developers. Convincing management takes another kind of persuasion. A manager needs to understand the risks of adopting Ruby, the risks of snubbing mainstream languages like Java--even for one project--and the overall technical landscape of Ruby's capabilities.

  • Ruby Support in Visual Studio Coming

    The project known as "Sapphire in Steel" will provide users of Microsoft's Visual Studio 2005 with support for programming using Ruby and Ruby on Rails within their IDE.

  • Bruce Tate's "From Java to Ruby" Reviewed

    Frequent technical author Bruce Tate's latest title "From Java to Ruby" takes a look at moving to Ruby from the eyes of a Java manager. Greg Sporar, Sun's Chief Netbeans evangelist reviewed the book. Javaworld today also posted a 'Ruby for Java' article.