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Blog Archive for johnreynolds during December 2005

December 21st is the winter solstice, the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere. What better time to dream sweet visions for the future? The past year has seen a lot of progress in enterprise computing. At the beginning of this year I was writing an "elevator speech" on Service Oriented Architecture to introduce the concepts to my IT colleagues: "This talk will be far more...
The Business Week article "Java? It's So Nineties" quotes Peter Yared as saying "Java is a dinosuar". Let's grant Peter the benefit of the doubt and assume that he's right. Let's assume that Java is in fact a dinosaur and have some fun... Fortunately for us we can make a pretty good case that software-wise we are still living in the Mesozoic era, commonly known as "The Age of the Dinosaurs...
This blog continues the classic client-side versus server-side validation discussion, but now adds another layer - web service "side" validation. How can you share validation logic across client-side JavaScript, Java within the web application, and Java within underlying web services? Validation of user input has always been an important aspect of user interface programming. You have to make...
If you have the time, you might enjoy reading the joint whitepaper from BEA, IBM, Interface21, IONA, Oracle, SAP, Siebel, and Sybase on Sevice Component Architecture. Unfortunately, "No part of the document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form without written permission..." so I can't quote the document, but I can hopefully paraphrase its goals without getting into trouble: Simplify...