Archive for March, 2008

IDE Vendors catch up on use-case-level re-use

March 27th, 2008 by Johan Eltes

The vendors begin to ship tooling for the vision of re-usable “use-case components”! At Cadec 2007 and Cadec 2008 we talked about the value and challenges associated with modularization of web applications. A lot of projects we’ve been into, would have saved a considerable amount of time for developer- tester- and business resources if we [...]

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After Corba comes SOAP comes REST comes …

March 15th, 2008 by Johan Eltes

Here at CQon there is a track dedicated to service-oriented architecture – mainly focused technical aspects. When things get complicated or structured to a level where the fun or the productivity or both are gone, application architects and developers tend to look for new approaches – typically more agile than current best-practice.
We have seen Corba [...]

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Adobe Flex finally goes Open Source

March 14th, 2008 by Björn Beskow

In April last year, Adobe announced that they planned to donate their Flex programming platform to Open Source. Some two weeeks ago, it finally happened.
Flex is a platform for Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) that runs on the Adobe Flash virtual machine. With AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime), Flex applications can also run locally, as desktop applications.
I [...]

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Spring Batch close to 1.0 Release

March 12th, 2008 by Björn Beskow

At the QCon conference, Dave Syer today gave an update on the Spring Batch project that is approaching the 1.0 release (scheduled for next week). Batch Processing has to do with processing (typically large) “batches” or sets of input data at regular intervals instead of continuously, “on-line”, for some reason (cost, time, throughput, etc). Within [...]

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Apex becomes the ABAP of SaaS?

March 12th, 2008 by Johan Eltes

I’m at QCon listening to sessions of “The Cloud as the New Middleware Platform” track. One of the sessions was about the platform of SalesForce is a Software As A Service (SaaS) application within the CRM domain. It is built on a generic service development platform called “”. So SalesForce is just an [...]

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Ant, Maven and …

March 10th, 2008 by Pär Wenåker

Are you one of those that think that Ant is not really the right way to do it and that the ideas behind Maven are really great, but you have never really felt comfortable using it. You might just be one of those that just think that XML is a big step for mankind in [...]

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