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Devoxx 2010

Next week is Devoxx! Three talks and three speakers that I can really recommend: Designing Java Systems to Operate at a Cloud Scale by George Reese Does dev/ops matter for me? by Michael Coté and John Willis Pragmatic Cloud Computing, or, Dealing with Morlocks, or,...
Devoxx 2010

Dell acquires Boomi

Boomi is a very interesting Integration-As-A–Service player. Integration in the cloud is a new trend that looks very promising. But what is not yet clear is the reason why Dell acquired Boomi. A big cloud player such as Google or Amazon or a big software...
Dell acquires Boomi

XML schema’s for verticals

With XML as the alphabet, many languages are defined through XML schema’s. But typical is the way each vertical defines its own language. Latest example that I was pointed at: XML schema’s for the oil industry at energistics.org. But there are very little initiatives to...
XML schema’s for verticals

Cloud Computing Economies of Scale

Great recorded talk about the hardware and data centre side of cloud computing. This great presentation explains why it (also) makes sense to leverage cloud computing simply to have cost efficient hardware. Got pointed to it while listening to the Cloud Computing Show #31. Also...
Cloud Computing Economies of Scale

B2B market

IBM keeps acquiring other companies: Lombardi being a BPM solution of which some of my colleagues are quite enthusiatic. Sterling is more an “old” player in the B2B space with products such as Gentran for B2B communication and ConnectDirect for managed file transfer. But Sterling...
B2B market

Java: execute program without blocking

A long while ago that I had done some Java programming How to run a program from within Java in a decent manner. While looking around for some sample code, most solutions use the Process.waitFor() method to wait for the process to terminate. But that...
Java: execute program without blocking

Amazon pub/sub in the cloud

Amazon keeps extending its cloud offering. They have just added Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS). SNS is a publish/subscribe mechanism. Integration-As-A-Service As explained in earlier posts, I expect Integration-As-A-Service to become more important. One of the larger players (Amazon, Google, EMC, Cisco, Microsoft, ) may...
Amazon pub/sub in the cloud

SSL Man-in-the-middle

Again a great “Security Now” podcast about SSL: how governments can sniff SSL traffic by enforcing Certificate Authorities to provide them with (intermediate CA) certificates. Based on this paper. Great story, recommended reading or listening! Some things that I picked up: Different CA’s can provide...
SSL Man-in-the-middle

Claims explained

SAML, WS-Security and the Secure Token Service of WS-Trust result in a very interesting mix, where federated identity and integration (web services) come together. Microsoft has published the free book(let) “A Guide to Claims–based Identity and Access Control“. Obviously the book is focused on Microsoft...
Claims explained

B2B market keeps moving

As mentioned in the blog post of Gartner analyst Benoit Lheureux, the market of B2B products keeps moving, e.g. the acquisition of Foresight by Tibco. Interesting blog post as well on the SAP Developer Network: SAP will increase its stake in Crossgate and SAP sales...
B2B market keeps moving

Do it yourself CA

Recently got questions on testing with certificates. Use self-signed certificates or CA signed certs? And how to easily obtain CA signed certs? It was quite a while ago that I had been playing with certs myself. So time to refresh my mind, do some searching...
Do it yourself CA