Square employs documentation-driven development within a service-oriented architecture to enable rapid deployment of new services.
Service technology -- from SOA to cloud to IT service management -- promises many "-ilities": greater agility, flexibility, and reusability. Joe McKendrick explores the challenges and opportunities with service orientation, and how to capitalize on these emerging computing philosophies.
Joe McKendrick is an author, consultant and speaker specializing in trends and developments shaping the technology industry.
Some big web operations now have cloud architects to handle new technology priorities. Should mainstream businesses look at this model as well?
The cloud provides the ability to treat identity management as a service, and treat identities themselves as cloud resources.
Application programming interfaces don't deploy by themselves -- it takes a team to get it right.
Tech investors are steering their money away from Angry Birds-style apps and toward the enterprise.
Salesforce's Heroku unit to sell and host third-party developers' Salesforce add-ons.
In a new book, authors from SOA Software outline the business basics of application programming interfaces.
An argument for focusing cloud engagements to where they deliver the greatest value -- enhancing systems, and not as a new form of digital outsourcing.
The PaaS market is ready to join the cloud party with Software as a Service and Infrastructure as a Service, says Gartner. But what exactly is PaaS?
Service oriented architecture was designed to free applications from vendor lock-in and underlying technology. That vision needs to apply to cloud as well.