Upcoming webcast: Governance and Compliance in Service-Oriented Solutions

To be presented on Frday (12/3) morning.  Sign up here. Here is the abstract: Myriad regulatory compliance challenges such as the Sarbanes-Oxley act, HIPAA, the Basel II accords, and the USA PATRIOT act now face enterprises around the world. As agencies and legislation introduces new information capture and reporting requirements, organizations must retrofit their business…

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Another WS-ReliableMessaging implementation on WSE 2.0

Andrés G Vettori just posted another WS-ReliableMessaging implementation on WSE 2.0.    He’s also made the code available to anyone that wants it. Have a look – just be aware that the spec on which this was built is still subject to change.

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Podcasting will revolutionize broadcast (and satellite) radio

Podcasting is to radio what Tivo is to television. Even better, the content tends to be far more interesting – think Newsgroups on talk radio and that’s Podcasting. As cool as it is, the name is a real detriment. This is not an iPod only thing. I use a Creative Nomad Muvo and it works…

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A quick funny before bed…

I just received an email from Yuichiro Russell. an old (self-described) “code monkey” friend.  He had one of the best sigs I’ve seen in a while: “There are only 10 types of people in this world;those who understand binary and those who don’t.”  

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On product code names…

Whitehorse and Yukon are product code names for the graphical designer in Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005.  Today I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Whitehorse, Yukon is a real city.   Stephen Downes posted some great photos from a recent trip.  I was rather surprised when I saw the photos – I expected to see…

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The SOA Elephant

SOA is like that old fable from India about the blind men and the elephant – everyone describes it a bit differently (analyst definitions are omitted because I want to focus on implementations, not forecasts or speculations): To IBM SOA appears to be an IT infrastructure for business enablement: “SOA is an enterprise-scale IT architecture…

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If Building Architects had to work like Software Architects

Jorgen Thyme, a .NET architect out of Denmark, recently forwarded a painfully humorous email: Dear Mr. Architect, Please design and build me a house. I am not quite sure of what I need, so you should use your discretion. My house should have somewhere between two and forty-five bedrooms. Just make sure the plans are…

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Powerful new search tool

A beta of the new MSN Search tool is now available.    The current index is over 5 billion pages.  Cached search results (much like you may have seen at Google) are also provided.  So what’s different?  Check out the “Near Me” button.  The Near Me button enables a local search of your query (currently only for the…

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Curiouser and curiouser! (Queueing Services from a platform provider posing as a bookseller)

Amazon just announced their Simple Queue Service (hereafter referred to as SQS).    SQS is a simple, hosted queuing service for buffering messages between distributed application components.  Amazon is clearly becoming a platform company (much like Google with their recent Desktop Search tool, gmail and someday perhaps the long-rumored gbrowser). The service supports both SOAP and REST interfaces (sample REST…

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New Webcast: Patterns for SOA

I did a webcast this morning with Ron Jacobs (PAG), Alex Weinert (Indigo) and Ted Neward (Author, Speaker, All Around Geek).  The topic was “Patterns for SOA” and used an informal “talk show” format.  Here is the description of the session: “Service Oriented Architecture represents a new style of architecture, design and implementation.  In this webcast we will…

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