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Five Cloud Storage Services
Jun 7, 2011
As everyday business activities spread outside the traditional office, we need flexible ways to access our data, share it, and collaborate. Eric Geier examines five of the most popular services for storing and sharing files online.
Understanding SOA Governance
May 26, 2011
This chapter provides an introduction to general governance concepts and terms, as well as fundamental topics regarding governance systems for SOA projects.
Drupal's Building Blocks: Creating Views
Jan 20, 2011
The Views 2 user interface is significantly different from the original Views UI. This chapter talks about the Views user interface, shows how each function works, and explains how to create displays.
SOA Basics
Dec 13, 2010
This chapter from 100 SOA Questions answers the questions, what is SOA, is SOA an architectural style, what are fundamental constructs (the DNA) of SOA, what is the difference between a Web Service and an SOA service and what makes a project an SOA implementation?
The Search-First Approach to Content Strategy
Oct 12, 2010
James Mathewson gets a lot of questions about what it means for the reader to be in control. In this article, he unpacks this truth in terms of a user behavior that is common and growing in digital media.
Introduction to vSphere
Sep 2, 2010
vSphere 4.0 is VMware's successor to Virtual Infrastructure 3 (VI3). In this chapter, Eric Siebert and Simon Seagrave introduce the many new features of vSphere 4.0.
SOA Pattern (#14): Logic Centralization
Jun 11, 2010
The Logic Centralization pattern is one of the basic inventory design patterns that structures the service inventory in a way so that it is free from redundant solution logic and endeavors to increase the reuse potential of agnostic services by enforcing use of agnostic services according to their functional boundaries.
Cloud Security and Privacy: A Legal Compliance and Risk-Management Guide, Part 2
May 10, 2010
In Part 2 of this two-part series, legal expert Robert McHale discusses the practical due diligence checklist companies should consult before entering into a cloud service agreement.
Cloud Security and Privacy: A Legal Compliance and Risk-Management Guide, Part 1
May 3, 2010
Legal expert Robert McHale discusses the principal federal and state laws regulating cloud activities, and the legal security and privacy risks associated with cloud computing.
SOA Pattern (#13): Canonical Protocol
Apr 29, 2010
The Canonical Protocol design pattern is one of the inventory standardization patterns that aims to elevate the composition-centric characteristic of SOA by making services interoperable with each other. By enforcing the use of a common communication framework, it eliminates the need for protocol bridging and increases the reusability and the recomposability potential of services in a service inventory.
SOA Pattern (#12): Service Layers
Apr 20, 2010
The Service Layers design pattern attempts to standardize the way services are designed within a service inventory by organizing services into logical layers that share a common type of functionality. By structuring the service inventory around common types of functionalities, this design pattern eases the evolution of services and reduces their governance burden.
SOA Pattern (#11): Event-Driven Messaging
Mar 27, 2010
The Event-Driven Messaging design pattern attempts to address the inefficiencies related to the use of the traditional polling based model by suggesting a publisher-subscriber based model whereby a service interaction occurs only when an event occurs within the boundary of the service provider.
SOA Pattern (#10): Service Refactoring
Mar 9, 2010
At some point during its lifetime a service might need to be enhanced or modified as a result of an external or an internal stimulus. The Service Refactoring design pattern addresses this issue in a manner so that the existing service consumers are not affected by the required change.
SOA Pattern (#9): Enterprise Inventory
Feb 26, 2010
The Enterprise Inventory design pattern attempts to maximize the reusability and recomposition of services by proposing the development of services based on a single enterprise-wide service inventory.
Beyond HTML: Returning JSON and XML Data From Your MVC Endpoints
Feb 10, 2010
You adopted MVC to get better control over your URL structure. Then you’re asked to provide REST access over the same data. Instead of developing a new API and set of endpoints that mirrors what you already have, you can augment the existing application to respond to requests for JSON and XML as well as handle data updates and deletes. Scott Seely shows you how.
Implementing SOA Using Java EE: Evolution of Service Oriented Architecture
Jan 21, 2010
In this chapter, the authors first explore the concept of service orientation and then analyze how the emergence of different architectures' combined paradigm shifts in enterprise technologies led to the evolution of web services and SOA.
It's Time to Reinvent Java Web Services
Dec 21, 2009
Mark Hansen describes the shortcomings of JAX-WS, JAX-RS, and JAXB as tools for enterprise web services.
Exploring Drupal
Dec 2, 2009
Get a brief overview of the various Drupals (the project, the websites, and the association) and what they mean to you. You'll also see some examples of Drupal in action and get an overall look at how Drupal works.
Introduction to WebSphere Application Server Administration Using Jython
Nov 4, 2009
The authors introduce their book, explain the WebSphere application server product, and discuss the book's organization.
Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence: Where We Are, How We Got Here, and How to Fix It
Oct 8, 2009
IT has become the single-most visible point of latency when a business needs to change. However, it does not have to be this way. David S. Linthicum discusses how things got off track and how SOA and Cloud Computing can fix it.

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