Microsoft could provide Softricity's functionality to enterprises so that they could take their custom-developed Windows environment applications and convert then into streamed application services, with an efficient grid-like infrastructure for support.
Analyst Dana Gardner examines IT news and trends that impact software strategists to provide insights and outcomes on SOA, app dev, SaaS, enterprise infrastructure and mobile convergence.
Dana Gardner is president and principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions, an enterprise IT analysis, market research, and consulting firm.
Oddly, at the same time as this trend-line of accelerating developer capability/productivity amid a larger global pool of developer talent, Gartner is saying development is dead.
This is good news for everyone except Microsoft.
We can think of this improvement as extending what you can do with an iPod, in terms of software evolution that's independent of the hardware, to all sorts of connected consumer, industrial, and automotive devices.
In a business where utilization efficiency is king, reliability essential, and SOA an imperative, the clustered JVM model seems a no-brainer.
The news is that NetBeans gets support from JBoss (as well as another on-stage plug by Motorola CEO and Sun alum Ed Zander), and Java to be open sourced properly at some point in the future.
I thought maybe: "Oracle Adopts NetBeans as Development Platform -- Tells Most Developers to Go to Hell."
Soley provides keen insights and education into what it takes to conjure and cajole that elusive critical beast: the neutral but authoritative industry third party.
Now as longtime Industry Editor and pithy blogger at CRN, she's the Helen Thomas (in only the best possible way) of the IT press corp.
The companies, by joining forces, are boldly declaring that policy of services is not the same as policy of the instances of SOA itself, and that perhaps the policy of SOA should be given precedence and perhaps later subsume all policy management vis a vis a federation approach.