Web Services and SOA

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Amazon Web Services entices developers to the cloud with a trio of new tools

CodeDeploy, CodeCommit, and CodePipeline help developers put code in the cloud and manage it.

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Four ways Docker fundamentally changes application development

How Docker containers streamline development and deployment, encourage best practices, and enable a new breed of microservices based applications.

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Review: Cloud Foundry brings power and polish to PaaS

Cloud Foundry impresses with broad application support, streamlined deployment, and enterprise extras from Pivotal, though initial setup could be simpler.

Microservices vs. the monolith

Similar to SOA but different enough to warrant its own name, the Microservices architectural style gets written up by Martin Fowler and James Lewis. Cliffs Notes you can count on!

Heroku joins other PaaS providers in supporting PHP

Facebook's HipHop VM for PHP was one factor driving Heroku to add support for PHP as a first-class citizen in its mix of languages.

Open source Java projects: Spring Integration

Use Spring Integration to develop a robust message-passing architecture that integrates and coordinates enterprise components across an ActiveMQ message bus via JMS.

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Which vendors will be on target in the era of New IT

Major technology shifts centering on cloud computing, big data, and mobile and embedded application development are edging out some well established players in the IT field, creating opportunities for bold new ventures. Find out who's...

The key knowledge gap hindering your cloud

SOA is critical to effective cloud computing, so it's too bad many developers and business managers overlook its principles.

Amazon Web Services now offers R on demand

Amazon now offers a hosted version of the Revolution Analytics R distribution, used for big data analysis, for an hourly fee.

Red Hat brings SOA to the cloud

Red Hat's JBoss Fuse Service Works 6 implements SOA best practices to automate some aspects of enterprise application integration.

Dinosaurs of web technology.

Web technologies that deserve to die

Spring WebFlow, Seam, WebBeans, and related beasts must meet their extinction. Who thought evermore client state on the server was a grand idea anyway?

Ellison says IBM and SAP no longer Oracle's main rivals

After several years of focusing on rewriting Java middleware, Oracle is ready to bring its 'enormous suite' to the cloud, says Ellison.

App dev 2013: The winners and losers

A new school of Web-based enterprise development tools and platforms grew stronger and more versatile in 2013, leaving us with some interesting trends to build on in the year ahead.

Review: Dueling hybrid cloud wizards

CloudVelocity and Ravello Systems march clones of in-house servers into the cloud for development, testing, and disaster recovery.

Mobile doesn't need the cloud as its engine

There's no doubt: The cloud makes mobile computing more useful. But that truism can quickly lead you to a bad place -- namely, that mobile devices should just be portals to cloud services.

Salesforce goes all in on APIs

Newly announced Salesforce1 platform delivers platform services via APIs and represents re-envisioning of the company.

The risks and rewards of the age of APIs

As connected systems become the norm, developers are finding APIs more than plentiful. The issue is choosing an appropriate, high quality API among thousands of options.

Google extends App Engine for mobile app back end

Google Cloud Endpoints is a new collection of hosted tools and libraries that extend Google App Engine's current PaaS offering with infrastructure for cloud-based Android and iOS mobile apps.

Surprise! Java is fastest for server-side Web apps

Recent benchmarks show what many Java developers have known all along, with three Java web application frameworks topping the charts for server-side performance.

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