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  • Does IT Industry Need Better Namings?

    The IT industry borrows terms from other domains, which is a fairly good approach. But we distort their meanings or use terms in inconsistent ways, within IT and also in comparison to other disciplines. This article shares some of these leaky terminologies with examples, explains why this matters and suggests how to deal with inconsistencies and improve the situation.

  • Harnessing the Power of Architectural Design Principles

    Architecture principles epitomize architecture's function: to clearly define the necessary constraints on a system's design without prescriptively defining all the design details. A good set of principles can provide context and justification for design decisions and can foster team collaboration and communication.

  • Simple TOSCA Orchestration for Docker

    TOSCA (Topology Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications), governed by the OASIS organization, is a platform for defining a standard container orchestration specification that is portable across various cloud environments and container providers.

  • .NET Static Analysis and Parasoft dotTEST

    Static analysis has a broad set of capabilities to offer the .NET world. It can enforce pattern-based rules, whether they're based on proven standards or custom patterns that help you identify application-specific defects. Nevertheless, some defects cannot be detected by this analysis technique. The flow analysis feature of dotTEST does exactly that.

  • The Problem with Cloud-Computing Standardization

    In this IEEE article, author Sixto Ortiz Jr. discusses the issues and challenges we are facing in cloud computing standardization. He also compares the cloud-computing standards proposed by organizations like Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF), IEEE, Open Grid Forum, OASIS, and Storage Networking Industry Association.

  • Book Excerpt and Interview: Deploying HTML5

    Deploying HTML5 is a book written by Aditya Yadav, a former Sr. Architect for ThoughtWorks and actual CTO of a consultancy firm, explaining the HTML5 standard components, showing how they are implemented across major browsers and providing code samples for using them.

  • SCA Interview

    SCA has been the subject of many heated discussions since it was released to the public in 2005. In 2007 the specifications went to OASIS and created the OpenCSA forum. The OpenCSA members held their first plenary recently, coinciding with the first face-to-face meetings of the standards groups. We caught up with some of the attendees to ask them about SCA, standardization and adoption

  • Interview with Sanjiva Weerawarana: Debunking REST/WS-* Myths

    InfoQ had a chance to talk to WS-* expert and WSO2 CEO Sanjiva Weerawarana, one of the fathers and a firm advocate of the WS-* architectural vision, we questioned him on the WS-* platform and his views on Microsoft's role in standardization. Sanjiva also took the opportunity to address "WS-* and REST myths".

  • Eric Newcomer on WS Transaction Standards

    In a recent blog post, IONA CTO Eric Newcomer wrote about the OASIS Transaction TC's progress in standardizing the Web services WS-Coordination, WS-AtomicTransaction and WS-BusinessActivity specifications. Eric talked to InfoQ about this particular set of specifications, as well as the standardization process and the role of the big players in general.

  • From Java to Ruby: Risk

    "Ruby is risky" is a common perception. As Ruby on Rails moves closer to the mainstream, that risk will decrease. In this article, Bruce Tate examines the changing risk profiles for Java and Ruby from a managers perspective, examining Java's initial adoption and also common risk myths about Rails.

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