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Blog Archive for johnreynolds during February 2006

What can Service Oriented Architects learn from Mashups? I came across this quote recently: "What programmers in a hundred years will be looking for, most of all, is a language where you can throw together an unbelievably inefficient version 1 of a program with the least possible effort." Paul Graham Paul is probably right, because his vision of what programmers will want in a hundred years is...
When I was growing up back in the 60's, I wanted to be a CTO. Yup, during the excitement following Kennedy's pledge to put a CTO on the moon by the end of the decade, and with TV shows like "CTO Trek" and movies like "2001, a CTO Odyssey", all I could think about was how great it would be to be a CTO...Of course I am kidding, I never even heard the term CTO until sometime in the 90's. Recently...
On Tuesday, September 23, 2003, at 01:39 PM, Reynolds, John wrote: "I'd like to get a java.net weblog account." On Tuesday, September 23, 2003, at 8:44 AM, Steinberg, Daniel wrote: (not sure why Daniel's reply is earlier then my request, I guess he's psychic) "Forgive me for not knowing but: Who are you? What do you do? What have you written?" On Tuesday, September 23, 2003, at 02:05 PM,...
In his XML Annoynaces blog, Micah Dubinko offers his perspective on software architecture and architects: "It goes without saying that a major development project should have a solid architect at the core. A good architect needs to be able to separate personal preferences and prejudices from legitimate good design points--in other words, get the focus right. A concrete measure of an architect...
Asynchronous Services are a fact of life, and a key requirement for successful SOA solutions. Doug Kaye summed it up well in his book, Loosely Coupled: The Missing Pieces of Web Services: "Many of the benefits of web services can't be realized until asynchronous interaction becomes well understood and widely practiced, and some high-value applications can't be deployed properly or at all without...