Joe McKendrick

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

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REST Easy?

The Web services concept is all about simplicity.Some industry luminaries, however, believe thatthe standards process has become unnecessarily complex.

November 16, 2004 by Britton Manasco


A Long Bus Ride, Lots of Transfers

Gartner vice president and analyst Roy Schulte, who has been tracking service-oriented IT since before the days of CORBA, feels a new headache coming on. This pain comes in the form of enterprise service buses, or ESBs -- the logical layers where application components from different systems can meet and mingle, as reported by TechTarget's Jon Panker.

November 16, 2004 by


Underhyping the Web

Famed venture capitalist John Doerr, who was once elevated tothe "Reckless Optimist's Hall of Fame" by the Silicon Valley based Churchill Club, has some new predictions to make. He believes that the potential of the Internet has been "underhyped.

November 15, 2004 by Britton Manasco


The Twilight of Tech

Time to get over it.The ITboomwill neverresume. In fact, we are at the twilight of IT -- or, at least, IT as we've come to know it.

November 12, 2004 by Britton Manasco


Another Amazon Adventure

Amazon has just launched a beta of a new feature of its Web services called Simple Queue Service. SQS is intended to offer "a reliable, highly scalable hosted queue for buffering messages between distributed application components.

November 12, 2004 by


Giving Alphabet Soup a Bad Name

For those of you who have had your fill of standards, you're in good company. In the latest Web services study I just wrapped up for Evans Data, we found that even the early adopters still aren't quite up to speed with the alphabet soup.

November 11, 2004 by


Best Buy is an On-Demand Buy

Web Services Journal reports thatAkamai Technologies now shares its J2EE-based architecture with customers on a pay-as-you-go basis. The vendor says it has already signed on big retailer Best Buy.

November 11, 2004 by


Big Iron Redux

There's a great piece out by InfoWorld's Eric Knorr on the impending resurgence of the ultimate SOA machine: the mainframe. Big Iron is constantly given up for dead, yet IBM is reporting record sales, especially the ones that run Linux.

November 10, 2004 by