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Does an API = Shared Services?

Posted by Chris on February 28, 2012






Over the past few years with the dramatic uptick in mobile development, there has been a quieter but also demonstrable increase in application programming interfaces (API). If you take a peak at Programmable Web, you will see the increasing amount of public APIs that are being released for consumption. The smartphone is one of those […]

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REST Services meets ESB

Posted by Chris on February 22, 2012






I got a chance to participate in the WSO2 REST Services seminar in Cambridge. Hiranya Jayathilaka, the ESB Product Lead at WSO2, provided a very thorough and interesting overview of REST and how the WSO2 ESB, Identity Server and Carbon App Server can mediate REST requests to SOAP Services. Several of our clients are investigating […]

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Web Scale Scalability Breakdown

Posted by Chris on February 20, 2012






The following post provides an excellent overview of Tumblr’s challenges and journey towards web scale. Tumblr Web Scale Architecture

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Public API 3.0

Posted by Chris on February 11, 2012






Working in the Net Markets and B2B space in the late 90’s, our team members got exposed to one of the first Public APIs, version 1.0. These APIs were a custom mix of HTTP and Plain Old XML (POX) developed by companies like Ariba and Commerce One. Soon after, SOAP came into the ring standardizing […]

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Interesting Hybrid Cloud Article

Posted by Chris on February 1, 2012






Some of the clients we work with are interested in being able to scale out to public resources when demand exceeds capacity in their Private Cloud; a Hybrid Cloud. The following article from Wired and the Cloudline blog discusses various scenarios demonstrating a Hybrid Cloud.

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Wow, I just got my AWS bill!

Posted by Chris on February 1, 2012






AWS just like many other cloud providers are based on a utility model. Just like your house and the electric company, we all have a lot of things that draw current and keep the meter spinning. In development/test environments, you most likely do not need to have the environments up and running 24×7. RDS and […]

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