Blogs

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 define...

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 interesting...

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...

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...

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 one day...

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 you...

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 technology,...

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 people...

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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...