Open source, therefore, is no longer on the commodization continuum, of repaving proprietary cowpaths with less expensive and open alternatives. No, what the JBoss/Red Hat combination points to is the open source model going to the cutting-edge continuum of IT.
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.
Among my take-aways is that Perens is quite correct that the wheels of justice grind slowly (if at all) in many instances where open source stands to gain and large commercial vendors do not.
And I have some news for Sun, and it's not under NDA. IBM gets the business benefits of SOA so much better than Sun that it's not even funny.
Splunk Base converges openness, Wikis, and searchable systems log data into a new reliability resource
It's a feedback loop of high-value but low-cost to the participants, just the kind of productivity I like.
Let the true competition between the IP pipes people move from the hoarding of locked-down content (which is quickly moving to seemingly free, where it should be) to the services interface and intelligent filtering capabilities, the higher value-added services of user empowerment and convienent management of all the services regardless of origin.
Kudos to Peter Yared at ActiveGrid for banging on Sun Microsystems on open sourcing Java, or at least the JVM. And thanks to Dan Farber for amplifying the call.
Many of us have been wondering when the high level of U.S. liability enforcements of a civil litigation variety will emerge within software.
Rogue Wave has identified a top-tier SOA capability that deeply exploits parallelism and virtualization
This could end up being a quick way to manage component heterogeneity and ushering it to services orchestration in a high-performance and transactional integrity mode that exploits the price-performance benefits of multi-core-enabled grids.
The net-net is you can use XML and Eclipse plug-ins for a RAD benefit to RIA and Web 2.0 applications with powerful data presentations.
Some insightful words from Cape Clear CEO Annrai O'Toole: While governance affects the entire application life-cycle, the critical issues relate to the challenges highly distributed development imposes on human-to-human communication during design-time. We believe that the right tools to design and manage all the human aspects of SOA look more like a Wiki than a formal database.