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Here we're going to show a FastSOA mid-tier service and data caching architecture applied in three real-world scenarios. The scenarios show how to accelerate SOA performance and mitigate performance problems through mid-tier service caching, native XML persistence, and mid-tier data transformation, aggregation, and federation. Three Use Cases and the FastSOA Pattern FastSOA is an appropriate solution for SOA performance and scalability challenges. Each use case shows how pure XML technology used in the mid-tier mitigates and solves performance and scalability problems and delivers flexibility unavailable with object and relational technology. While there are many (sometimes contradictory) definitions of SOA, most software developers and architects recognize and support SOA as a pattern built around consumers, services, and brokers. Figure 1 shows this relationship. T... (more)

Back by Popular Demand, AJAX Bootcamp in Santa Clara, California!

Frank Cohen's Blog I will be teaching a one day Bootcamp course on Ajax at the AJAXWorld Conference in Santa Clara, California on September 23, 2007. Details are at http://ajaxbootcamp.sys-con.com I will be expanding the Ajax construction tools section from the Ajax Bootcamp I taught in New York at the SOA World conference. I am very impressed with TIBCO GI and Sun jMaki -Frank SYS-CON Events has created a hands-on, immersive learning experience for all Web developers who want to know the how, what, and why of the tools and concepts behind AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML), ... (more)

Ubuntu 1, Windows 0

Frank Cohen's Blog PushToTest is setting up a new test lab to check builds of TestMaker. We bought Toshiba Satellite (A216) laptops for the lab. We tried installing Windows XP over the pre-installed Windows Vista. Toshiba does not provide XP device drivers for the laptop and they actively discouraged me in doing so in a support call. In the end I found no way to get the network adaptor to function under Windows XP and had to reinstall Vista. This made me wonder how much work is involved in producing XP drivers for a laptop? I installed Ubuntu on the Toshiba laptop. Ubuntu instal... (more)

I Wish Sun Would Do More to Get Java on iPhone and Java 6 on Leopard

Frank Cohen's Blog Java developers have been waiting on a stable release of the Java Runtime Environment 6 for more than a year. Apple shipped Mac OS X 10.5 (codename Leopard) last Friday. The new operating system includes the Sun-developed DTrace debugger and an upgraded JRE 1.5. Apple has given no announcement, roadmap, or guidance on when Java developers will be running JRE 6 on Mac OS X 10.5. The move to ship Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5) without Java 6 is a significant sign of Sun blowing its opportunity with Java development. I wrote about this at the Apple iPhone introduction. ... (more)

Oracle Buys BEA, Sun Buys MySQL: What's the Future for Developers?

Frank Cohen's Blog Rod Johnson of Spring fame has posted The Power of Adoption: Why No Company is Big Enough to Deny Developers What They Want to talk about two big software company acquisitions that were announced today. Oracle announced it is buying BEA. And Sun announced it bought MySQL. For BEA, I was hoping they would succeed at combining the power of JRockit with AquaLogic to build scalable workflow (ala BPM) services. Instead, we users and developers will be waiting for years to see WebLogic and AquaLogic integrated into the Oracle Fusion Middleware stack. For MySQL, I was ... (more)