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  • LinkedIn Improves Development Productivity by 10x by Implementing a Messaging Client-Side SDK

    LinkedIn recently published how it significantly improved development productivity by implementing a client-side Messenger SDK. Usage of the SDK reduces code maintenance costs across multiple apps by abstracting away thousands of lines of code into shared libraries. In one case, the new SDK saved 40+ developer weeks of effort when building a new LinkedIn experience.

  • Airbnb Streamlines the Development Process with a Unified Architecture for Collaborative Hosting

    Airbnb recently detailed how it designed and built a unified architecture for collaborative hosting. This architecture streamlines the development process of new products, as engineers only need to know about one central framework that will cover all hosting use cases. This framework encapsulates the specific types of collaborative hosting, freeing the engineers from the need to worry about them.

  • Preview: 15th SPLC Conference on Software Product Lines

    The International Software Product Line Conference (SPLC) is the most important event that covers the full range of Product Line Engineering in software-intensive products. Its 15th incarnation will take place in the Munich City Center from August 21st to August 26th.

  • IBM’s Reference Architecture for Creating Cloud Environments [Updated]

    IBM has recently submitted the IBM Cloud Computing Reference Architecture 2.0 (CC RA) (.doc) to the Cloud Architecture Project of the Open Group, a document based on “real-world input from many cloud implementations across IBM” meant to provide guidelines for creating a cloud environment.Update: interview with Heather Kreger, one of the authors of Cloud Computing Reference Architecture.

  • CBDI-SAE Reference Framework Continues to Evolve

    CBDI talks about the history and evolution of the CBDI-SAE reference framework in the September 2010 Journal Report. CBDI-SAE reference framework has evolved in the in the past few years by embracing Event Driven Architecture (EDA), Real time Business Intelligence (BI) and Cloud architectural patterns and process principles based on continuous improvement.

  • SOA Manifesto Released

    After several days of intense effort, the SOA Manifesto has been released. As could be expected, the feedback so far is mixed, but is that because the Manifesto is flawed or because the message has not been understood (or communicated) correctly?

  • REST is a style -- WOA is the architecture.

    Dion Hinchcliffe discusses Web Architecture and the relationship of REST practices and principles in the construction of a Web Oriented Architecture (WOA). The relationship between WOA and SOA is also explored.

  • Microsoft Research Releases Singularity RDK

    On March 4th, the Singularity Research Development Kit (RDK) was released as an open source project on CodePlex. The RDK is based on the Singularity Project from Microsoft Research by Galen Hunt, Jim Larus and others. The Project web site said that Singularity itself is primarily about "the construction of dependable systems through innovation in the areas of systems, languages, and tools."

  • Microsoft Updates Software-as-a-Service Reference App LitwareHR with S+S

    As more enterprises are looking at software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions, Microsoft has augmented their LitwareHR reference application to include the Software + Services (S+S) model. Enabling the integration of local and "in the cloud" software, S+S allows for the disconnected and offline scenarios lacking in today's hosted solutions.