Sunday, December 21, 2008

2008-12-21 Sunday - Link Harvest

Will Cloud-based Multi-Enterprise Information Systems Replace Extranets?

Servlet 3.0 Public Review Sparks a Debate

The Gundersons get us ready for Basil, the robot of our dreams

Interview with Linus Torvalds of The Linux Foundation

Jim McCarthy's classic presentation to Microsoft: The 23 Rules of Thumb - here's a link to the rules broken down as 23.5 individual podcasts.

I've caught a show on PBS a few times: Animusic - and have been amazed at the animation of musical instruments. Being a geek, I was curious what tools they use to do it.

IBM Developerworks Library Series:
Services-based enterprise integration patterns made easy
"This series of articles explains services-based enterprise integration patterns in an easy-to-understand, step-by-step way. In this installment, Part 1 of the series, you learn about the two earliest integration patterns—data sharing only and remote procedure call (RPC)—which help introduce the concepts of service provider and service consumer, platform independence, and connectivity. Exploring RPC helps you get familiar with the basic steps necessary for two applications to share functionality. This article also includes a general description of the concepts of loose coupling, code reuse, and layering and componentization. Part 2 of the series continues the discussion of the early patterns, while Part 3 and Part 4 cover the Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)-based integration patterns, including examples."

Part 1: The evolution of basic concepts

Part 2: More on the evolution of basic concepts

Part 3: Web services and registry

Part 4: Enterprise service bus