Online stores are the new, next-generation, "revolutionize the world as we
see it today" way of doing business. In the context of business transactions,
online stores use the global Internet to facilitate the purchase and sale of
goods and services. The ability to support online sales is an essential
component of the new e-business paradigm for Internet-based businesses today.
Putting together an enterprise-level application for an Internet store
involves design and integration of various technologies that play specific
roles in a distributed computing environment. A distributed topology is a
prerequisite for building such Internet applications since the Internet is
inherently distributed in nature.
Due to the plethora of technology alternatives available in the computing
arena today, designing architectures for an enterprise application involves
choosing between t... (more)
I used to be a regular presenter at SYS-CON's tech.conferences. After a
hiatus of a few years, I thought of presenting at the Cloud Expo conference
in New York. I was wondering which track to participate in. You see,
although, Infosys Limited, the company I work for, has a very large Cloud
practice, I belong to a space which is more of a consumer of what Cloud
offers. To me Cloud and Big Data are the plumbing for the house that we build
for clients. I have helped incubate one of the strategic focus areas within
Infosys - digital transformation, which is powered by Cloud.
The a... (more)
I just got back from JavaOne in San Francisco this weekend. My humble
opinions on the conference are presented elsewhere in this issue of JDJ. As
expected, one of the main themes of JavaOne this year was the J2EE platform
and related technologies. Over the last two years, since Sun announced the
three editions of the Java Platform, J2EE has come a long way.
The products offered by third-party vendors are mature - and a large part of
the mundane development activities are abstracted from the programmer. With
the Java Connector Architecture (JCA) specification around the corner,
The feasibility of adopting new technology in the computing world is governed
in large part, as it is in other paradigms, by the cost-benefit-risk
equation. In the world of electronic computing, whenever a cost-benefit
analysis is done, the benefit/risk of adopting open source solutions almost
always comes up for discussion. Open source solutions offer very feasible
cost-effective alternatives to commercial vendor products for realizing an
Consider a typical SOA stack. Although SOA is not a totally new concept, a
service-oriented architecture leveraging the current technolo... (more)
I'm glad I stayed on after the breakout sessions to attend the CEO Power
Panel at 7 pm at the 12th International Cloud Expo, in New York. It was quite
informative and entertaining.
As with everything else, the best way to get a view of a new technology area
is by asking for independent opinions. The old adage of the six blind men and
the elephant comes to mind. Coincidentally, there were six "blind men" on the
panel, including our very engaging host, Jeremy Geelan (@jg21). And there
were views that converged in a common theme: "Cloud Connects".
Jeremy, as always, got the ball roll... (more)