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Adam Bosworth, vice president of engineering of the Frameworks Division at BEA, recently sat down with JP Morgenthal to talk about his role in WebLogic. WLDJ: Tell us about your role at BEA. Adam: Basically, I make sure that we build what's necessary for J2EE to become usable by the rest of us - on top of WebLogic Server. Whether it's building the user interface in the portal strategy, or building the overall development environment, WebLogic Workshop will make it easy for every reasonable developer to use. WLDJ: What are your primary software development interests? AB: I've spent my life trying to make building applications easy. Basically, helping developers build solutions - developing products, plumbing, or technology to help them build solutions. Whether it was Active Server Pages and the extent of my work at Microsoft, all of which was plumbing, or Access and wo... (more)

Eliminating Redundancy in XML Using ID/IDREF

XML can be thought of as the "universal serialization of data." It provides a flexible, open approach for modeling data and sharing messages among business partners (or systems) in a consistent manner. XML provides the ideal solution to messaging in a B2B e-commerce infrastructure since it enables a loosely coupled design that can significantly lower a partner's barrier to entry. While most users of XML utilize its hierarchical nature to define data, this article discusses possible approaches for eliminating redundant data within XML messages by employing the features of ID and ID... (more)

What's the Best Definition of SOA?

It seems that I am not as flexible as I believed I could be on my thinking regarding SOA. I attempted to categorize various SOA engagements in my SOA World Magazine article entitled “A Classification Scheme for Defining SOA”. I believed that I could hide my dissatisfaction with the lack of clarity surrounding SOA by lumping SODA/application development into its own subcategory. I was wrong! When it comes down to it, there's still just too much ambiguity surrounding the term service. So, you might ask, “What is the big deal if we call everything running on a computer a service?” T... (more)

Web Services for Enterprise Application Integration

Enterprise applications have really made significant strides over the past 10 years (especially in the past 4) to improve their ability to integrate into a larger corporate scheme. There was a time when the letters SAP invoked uncertainty on the part of non-SAP consultants as to what these systems did. Back then, most integration was done primarily through the underlying data model and information on the platform was scarce, especially on the SAP Web site. The integration with SAP that wasn't handled through customization of the data model occurred mainly through extracted docum... (more)

Building End-to-End Palm Applications Using Java

In the past, mobile warriors were the only ones who relied on portable information technology. Since PalmOS, RIM, and WindowsCE devices penetrated corporate walls, it’s no longer unusual to have over 60% of corporate employees using PDAs and handheld devices for time management. Indeed, Franklin-Covey, one of the world’s largest providers of time-management tools, adopted the medium and made it a large part of their overall toolkit. As with all great technologies that improve productivity, it’s taken the enterprise quite a bit of time to catch up and analyze what’s happening ri... (more)