• August 13, 2012 13 Aug'12

    APIs in the news as trawls for dollars

    Summer is known for vacation and relaxation, as many TV commercials attest. It also can be a time of unrest and revolution, as U.S. and French history attest. Maybe the season explains the timing ...

  • August 02, 2012 02 Aug'12

    Banking on ESBs for agility, more value added services

    The once staid and steady field of banking is looking for greater agility in rolling out new software and services. As a result, Enterprise Service Buses (ESBs) are being deployed as part of ...

  • August 02, 2012 02 Aug'12

    New Oracle Java modularity method, or trying to do this Jigsaw puzzle

    Recent machinations around Jigsaw will make it new and more modular, its advocates say. But the fact is, it's not ready for prime time just yet.

  • July 26, 2012 26 Jul'12

    Using the Web as an application integration platform

    While much discussion these day centers on APIs, some players suggest that the Web is all the API you really need. That could be said to be part of the thinking behind the Kapow Katalyst ...

  • July 11, 2012 11 Jul'12

    Rules, events and processes meet

    Update - Integrated process, rules and event capabilities are something of a holy grail for today’s high-powered corporations. Such capabilities are being pursued in open source software. For ...

  • July 11, 2012 11 Jul'12

    Consumerization of IT and SOA integration

    An odd phenomenon these days is the consumerization of IT, which WhatIs describes as the “blending of personal and business use of technology devices and applications.” Today’s armies of mobile ...

  • July 09, 2012 09 Jul'12

    Thoughts on managing messaging middleware

    Dell is set to buy Quest Software for $2.4 B. Among Quest tools is message queuing management software. This “middleware minder” meets a growing need.

  • July 06, 2012 06 Jul'12

    At long last BaaS: Fix for enterprise app complexity?

    As mobile middleware and the cloud take the fore, mobile Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS) could be emerging as a way to effectively connect to varied backend systems and services, says at least one ...

  • June 28, 2012 28 Jun'12

    Red Hat buys FuseSource to gain added application integration skills and tools

    Open source software leader Red Hat said it will purchase FuseSource to further its application integration efforts. Also an open source zealot, FuseSource has expertise in messaging middleware and services orchestration.

  • June 26, 2012 26 Jun'12

    Caterpillar tackles transformation with portfolio tools

    With well over $100 billion in revenues, Caterpillar, Inc. is the world's largest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment. It has also been accumulating acquisitions at a frenzied pace in ...

  • June 26, 2012 26 Jun'12

    API server plus services gateway equals REST services integration

    Gateway specialist Vordel has added an API server to its array of integration tools for REST and SOA management. A cloud broker is also in the offing.

  • June 21, 2012 21 Jun'12

    Red Hat unveils the JBoss Way, drives toward mobile, cloud and big data

    Yesterday, JBoss and RedHat made a few preliminary product announcements before the upcoming combination JBoss World / Red Hat Summit 2012 event scheduled for June 26-29. Their primary push was for ...

  • June 20, 2012 20 Jun'12

    On courting discerning API developers

    The process of attracting independent developers to public APIs has gained importance as the app store marketplace proves increasingly relevant and lucrative. Unfortunately, many companies trying ...

  • June 13, 2012 13 Jun'12

    Alaska freight tracking made easier by open source messaging software

    Reliable messaging can be hard to achieve in difficult terrains. This was apparent as we met up recently with a lead developer of a major freight company that specializes in shipping to and from ...

  • June 13, 2012 13 Jun'12

    Reporter’s notebook: Hadoop, cloud testing and more

    Perhaps the most famous Big Data technology, Hadoop has gained a following over the years led by Web giants such as Yahoo and Facebook. As time goes on, Hadoop adoption continues to climb. Still, ...