Joe McKendrick

Joe McKendrick is an author, consultant and speaker specializing in trends and developments shaping the technology industry.

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Professionalizing SOA?

Is it time to start professionalizing the emerging field of SOA? Yes, SOA is more of a design philosophy than an actualprofession at this point.

December 31, 2004 by Britton Manasco

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Passport gets stopped at the border

Microsoft's Passport service took another blow the other day, with online auction giant eBay announcing that it will no longer support the ability for members to sign on using Passport. Members currently using Passport will have to sign in through eBay directly.

December 31, 2004 by

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Quality is job 1,and job 1.1 too

Concepts such as quality assurance and testing have been rare in the Web services world. Surveys I have conducted find that less than a third of Web services developers apply QA and testing to their services.

December 29, 2004 by

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Web as platform

Time was, technologies began their lives in the enterprise and then, eventually, drifted out into the consumer realm. Now, we may be seeing a reversal of this pattern.

December 28, 2004 by Britton Manasco

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Inevitable confusion

Today's confusion over Web services standards was inevitable, argues Tarak Modi. Two reasons: 1) rapid advancement within the industry that eclipsed existing standards and 2) political jostling among vendors to gain a competitive edge.

December 28, 2004 by Britton Manasco

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Stop making sense!

Microsoft's XML team provides some common-sense truisms about SOA in a recent post. The gist is that SOA for SOA's sake is absolutely useless, and will not fix any business problem.

December 27, 2004 by

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Can Bob the Builder do SOA?

Speaking of Bob Vila and home construction (see Britton's recent post on new ways Web services may change our lives, including changing light fixtures), this construction analogy surfaced on the Microsoft XML team's blog site. Below are some excerpts.

December 27, 2004 by

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2005-2015: the decade of SOA!

With apologies to our fellow ZDNet bloggers who may want to lay claim to 2005 for their own technology spheres, we have word from some industry movers and shakers that 2005 will belong to SOA. That's right, the year 2005 will be "The Year of SOA," said Eric Marks, founder of AgilePath and co-author of Executive's Guide to Web Services and Business Darwinism Evolve or Dissolve, in a recent interview with KnowledgeReports.

December 24, 2004 by

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All tomorrow's services...

It's easytoget lost in the technical minutiaeassociated with SOA and Web Services. Presented with a blizzard of acronyms (SOAP, SOBA, XML), business decision-makers might even be tempted to roll their eyes and walk away.

December 22, 2004 by Britton Manasco

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