Latest from Joe McKendrick
Start cooking: can you explain SOA or mashups in two minutes?
We allude now and then in this blog to "elevator speeches" about SOA and enterprise architecture. This is often intended as a method to boil down the essentials to make them easily digestible by business decision makers with limited time and attention spans.
IBM gets on the bus, twice
IBM announced an exhaustive list of initiatives around SOA, including new software and service initiatives. Perhaps what raised the most eyebrows at the product launch briefing was the introduction of two enterprise service buses (ESBs) -- one for simpler installations, and another for environments requiring a more sophisticated message broker.
Three recommendations for de-bloating XML
One of the major issues we've been exploring since the inception of this blog has been the growing threat to system performance resulting from the processing of bloated XML files. The bottlenecks occur occurs when a user or application is handling large binary files.