Showing posts from April, 2009

Panel discussion: What componentization means for your enterprise SOA

WSO2 hosts live web panel discussion: What componentization means for your enterprise SOA
Topic:“What does componentization really mean for your SOA?”

When: Thursday, April 30, 9:00-10:00 a.m. Pacific / 12:00-1:00 p.m. Eastern

Where: Via the Web at or by phone at (724) 444-7444, Call ID: 48043

Hop in and share your thoughts ...

Update: If you missed the live show, you can listen to or download the recording. Check the above link.

SOA Platfroms and the Presentation Dilemma

SOA Platform Blog: The Presentation Aspects in a SOA Platfrom
There are tons of portal solutions out there, but how many of those can point to a service and be able to use the service interface to come up with a possible presentation of it?

In this latest post to the SOA Platform Blog, Samisa raises a few valid, timely concerns regarding the presentation aspects of a SOA. This is an ongoing debate within the SOA community in general as highlighted in my recent post Mashups, Portals and the Future Enterprise. Most platforms today have addressed the issues of service creation, connection (mediation), composition and governance. However, for an average enterprise user, what matters most is the presentation and there aren't many products out there, which addresses the issue in a SOA specific manner. Legacy portals still remain the only option apart from asking IT to build something for you from scratch.

It would be nice to have a technology where users will not only have the ability to …

Mashups, Portals and the Future Enterprise

Mashups Finding Their Place in Enterprise IT | Blogs |
As the piece points out, most of the mashup discussion has focused on building on-the-fly applications when, in fact, the real enterprise potential lies in accessing the data. Kavis decided to use a tool – he talks specifically about Jackbe's Presto or WSO2's Mashup Server – to “present various data services in a secured and governed fashion.” How they consume it, he adds, is up to them:

The article links to interesting posts by Mike Kavis and others. I have to agree with Mike's view that Mashups should not be about "on-the-fly" applications. Rather, emphasis should be given to how they make enterprise data accessible to the average user, so that they can use it the way they see fit and compose new things.

The next point in discussion is the traditional Enterprise Portal and it's potential conflict with Mashups, which is a valid concern these days. As a co-developer of the only Open Source…

Deploying a Java Web Service on WSAS and Securing it with Username Token Policy

In this screencast Charitha Kankanamge, highlights WSO2 WSAS' capability of easily exposing and securing Web services using its graphical management console.

Susan Boyle: Some books are better than the cover.

Just because some are born seemingly poor and unsophisticated in the eyes of mere mortals, it doesn't mean that God has forgotten them!

Susan Boyle on Britain's Got Talent
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Now that you have seen that. Here's the actual article from HBR I wanted to blog about in the first place :)

Susan Boyle: A Lesson in Talent Management - Peter Bregman -
Good managers help their employees succeed in whatever role they happen to be in. Great managers see the unique talents of each employee, and then create the role that's a perfect vehicle for those talents. Great managers remove the obstacles that prevent their employees from unleashing their talent. And they make sure each employee has the right opportunities, the right stage, the right audience, to be fully appreciated.

Kevin Rose tells the story of Digg.. so far!

Interview With Digg’s Kevin Rose: The State of The Union
Rose: Right, so the second I actually needed some real cash, I had no idea what I was doing. Jay had done it before. I said, “Jay, you come on, run the business side of the house, and I’m fine with giving you the CEO role,” because at the time, that’s what I was doing, as long as I have final say on whatever product we decide to…

This is a cool interview by Michael Arrington with Kevin. They walk through various points of the life of Digg and decisions Kevin and later Jay as the CEO made. The rumours, technology, raising of funds and most things in between. I signed up for Digg on November 24th, 2005 and found it way more interesting than Slashdot since it had, at least in my opinion, a better mix of tech and non-tech stuff whereas Slashdot was mostly catering to tech-geeks. Over the years Digg has become part of my everyday reading, a frequently clicked node in my RSS reader and podcasts by Revision3, especially Tekzilla, a part …

Jonathan Schwartz Writes His Toughest Ever Email

Oracle-Sun: Jonathan Schwartz Writes His Toughest Ever Email
"So today we take another step forward in our journey, but along a different path - by announcing that this weekend, our board of directors and I approved the acquisition of Sun Microsystems by the Oracle Corporation for $9.50/share in cash. All members of the board present at the meeting to review the transaction voted for it with enthusiasm, and the transaction stands to utterly transform the marketplace - bringing together two companies with a long history of working together to create a newly unified vision of the future."

Someone at Digg asked why Sun was up for sale in the first place and another posted this entertaining diagram. A good corporate strategy should always have a clear vision of what a company hopes to achieve. Everything else and every decision made should be to achieve this end goal. Once you lose track of this vision and treat strategy formulation as a haphazard, short term focused activity, any…

Oracle in $7.4bn deal to buy Sun

BBC NEWS | Business | Oracle in $7.4bn deal to buy Sun
"Business software manufacturer Oracle has said it is to acquire computer hardware maker Sun Microsystems in a deal worth $7.4bn (£5.1bn)."
You had your chance IBM and you lost it! Good job Oracle. I hope you will go ahead and buy Redhat next :)

Aneesh Chopra: America's new CTO

Tim O'Reilly has some interesting thoughts in his post "Why Aneesh Chopra is a Great Choice for Federal CTO". Here's a recent keynote by Aneesh Chopra, for those interested.

WSO2's Paul on high availability, clustering and the future of UIs

More on that "future of UI" part and what we have been up to, in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!