Jason Bloomberg, Chief Evangelist for EnterpriseWeb, published his article
Does Agile Architecture = Agile + Architecture? in a recent edition of the
Cutter IT Journal, published monthly by the Cutter Consortium.
In this article, author Jason Bloomberg promotes the use of SOA governance
and policies to distribute metadata policy representations to ESBs, XML, and
other policy enforcement points. He asserts that this level of control
actually creates new levels of flexibility. Once this foundation is achieved,
Bloomberg suggests that cloud governance can follow the same pattern.
The article provides an overview of Bloomberg’s recent book, The Agile
Architecture Revolution, and is also a precursor to his new work on
Agent-Oriented Architecture, forthcoming from EnterpriseWeb.
The article is available for free from the Cutter Consortium Web site
Whether you're a Cloud Computing aficionado, an enterprise integration
specialist, or an IT executive, it's hard to have a conversation today
without mention of REST. Representational State Transfer, or REST to the
cognoscenti, is an architectural style that treats distributed computing
problems as though they were Web problems. On the Web you have browsers
chatting via HTTP to Web servers, and those servers can work whatever magic
they need to in order to serve up the full wealth we've all come to expect
from the World Wide Web. Take those basic Web patterns, extend them to
At last, the moment has arrived: the thirteenth and final installment of
ZapThink’s annual retrospective and predictions written by one of
ZapThink’s original members. ZapThink will live on as a division of Dovel
Technologies, and I will continue my thought leadership at an as yet
unselected opportunity, so in a year’s time, you may see the fourteenth
installment of this annual tradition. But for today, let’s score ourselves
one last time on last year’s predictions and make three new ones for 2014.
2012’s Predictions for 2013
Cloudwashing reaches a level of desperation. We predi... (more)
Your alarm clock jars you awake. You stumble to the kitchen, fire up your
coffee maker, grab some milk from the fridge, and pour yourself a bowl of
cereal. You turn down the thermostat before you head to your car. You park
your sedan in your usual spot in the garage at work, and you enter your
office building by waving your badge at the door. Finally, you drop into your
chair and fire up your computer.
A mundane story, one millions of people trudge through every day with only
minor variations. But here’s the question: how many Internet-connected
devices did you interact with bet... (more)
Compared to the insanity of today’s political environment, the world of
Cloud Computing seems downright placid. The calmness on the surface, however,
often hides turbulence underneath.
Take the hullabaloo surrounding comments that Greg DeMichillie, Director of
Product Management, Cloud Platform at Google made on a recent GigaOM podcast
– or more precisely, comments that he didn’t make. GigaOM’s Derrick
Harris asked DeMichillie whether Google Cloud Platform might go the way of,
say Google Reader, an example of a product Google killed in spite of its
market traction because Google... (more)