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Latest Posts

On the death of SOAP

In a series of posts, Carlos Peres declares SOAP comatose, but notofficially dead and then adds a fewnails to the coffin. Says Carlos:Today, half a year since my prediction of the rise of REST and the fall ofSOAP, denial has been now replaced with panic.

March 25, 2005 by Phil Windley

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Product Watch: Tableau Software

Tableau Software is about to release the 1.0 of version of an application that radically simplifies data visualization--meaning you can make some sense out of database rows, columns and cross-tabs without knowing SQL and brain surgery.

March 24, 2005 by Dan Farber


The well-prepared data center

A CIO friend of mine recently went through an experience that we should all learn from. There was a power glitch at his data center and, as it was designed to do, the UPS took over.

March 23, 2005 by Phil Windley


PC Forum: Where in the world is search heading?

The final PC Forum panel had major search vendors and scientists sharing their views on search. The panel included Marissa Mayer, director of consumer product at Google (search, news, images, Froogle, local); Udi Manber, former Yahoo chief scientist and president of Amazon's A9 search engine; Alain Rappaport, CEO of Medstory; and Arkady Volozh, CEO of Yandex, the leading Russian search engine and portal.

March 23, 2005 by Dan Farber


PC Forum buzzword alert: Long tail and Ecosystem

Esther Dyson's PC Forum is one of those events where you can feel the pulse of the industry (at least the top of the pyramid, judging by the number of corporate jets) and get a sense of what is fashionable, if not profound or disruptive (buzzword from last year).

March 22, 2005 by Dan Farber


Spikesource to come out of beta in April

Whether your enterprise is heavily vested in open source software or just thinking about taking the plunge, SpikeSource CEO Kim Polese is hoping you'll turn over one of the most difficult parts of running an open source stack to her (and save money in the process): managing change.

March 22, 2005 by David Berlind