Joe McKendrick

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

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UDDI, Interrupted

UDDI, or the Universal Description, Discovery and Integration protocol, got a bad rap a couple of years back when the dot-coms dot-bombed. UDDI is considered one of the four basic Web services standards (along with XML, SOAP, and WSDL), but was closely associated with e-commerce, intended to serve as the "yellow pages" for linking providers and consumers of Web services.

November 17, 2004 by


Utility or Futility?

While Web services and open source software are poised to transform the software level of the IT stack, companies such as IBM and Hewlett Packard are hoping to also transform the hardware level through utility computing. They intend to sell computing cycles as a service.

November 16, 2004 by Britton Manasco


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