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Blog moved

I'm finally starting to blog again but I've decided to move to a different platform. My new blog is...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 07/02/2014

Quick braindump on apps, services and components

Also posted to my new "blog-in-progress" here Someone asked me for a quick email on apps, services...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 03/11/2014

What is Modern Architecture?

Note: I'm in the process of moving to an awesome new blogging platform by the insanely great Dave...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 02/14/2014

Durability vs. Reliability

Many people tend to either confuse these concepts or assume they are the same.  This is a quick...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 05/29/2013

Standardizing the Internet of Things

Sorry about the lack of embedded links below - I blogged this on a tablet from notepad. Can anyone...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 04/27/2013

BUSted! A quick comparison of Azure Service Bus and Service Bus for Windows Server

A while ago I was asked to do a simple comparison between Service Bus for Windows Server (SBWS) and...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 04/24/2013

Are Cloud Taxonomies Simple or Complex?

Much has been written about the different types of cloud taxonomies.  In some ways it reminds...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 11/30/2012

UX is not UI

Many people seem to confuse UX (User Experience) with UI (User Interface).  These are very...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 11/13/2012

Meeting Mindset

This was ingrained into me years ago when I did strategy consulting. I still find it useful. Calling...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 10/12/2012

Windows 8 Shortcut Keys

Haven’t seen this posted anywhere just yet so I thought I’d park it here.  Enjoy. Windows logo...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 09/19/2012

Success vs. Ego

Saw this in an email today and had to share. All +1s should go to Brooke Hamilton for coming up with...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 08/17/2010

IASA Call for Content: The Value Proposition of Architecture

I recently became the editor-in-chief of Perspectives of the IASA. Perspectives of the IASA is the...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 05/31/2010

"Concept Typedefs", the Holy Grail of BPM and Closing the Gap Between Business and IT

A typedef is a keyword in both C and C++ used to introduce new names for existing types. A simple...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 09/22/2009

Strange Days Indeed

Most peculiar mama (whoa). 1/28/2009 Update Need to install JRE again and the installer is much less...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 12/04/2008

HBR on Susceptibility to Fads (like SOA)

The December issue of the Harvard Business Review contains a compelling article on "Why You...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 11/25/2008

Moving the SOA Goalposts

SOA is about loosely coupled system integration. Sorry, I meant to say that SOA is about enabling...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 07/01/2008

Getting User Context in Silverlight 2

I recently completed work on an internal Silverlight app. The project was a blast – it really...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 05/16/2008

Star Destroyer: spaceship or film director?

Apparently Lucas is up to his old tricks again. How sad. I was hoping that Spielberg might diminish...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 05/08/2008

WWT == Wow

The World Wide Telescope (WWT) is amazing - I can't wait to show my son.   You can see a...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 04/18/2008

If you can do something it doesn't mean that you should...

I'm not really doing anything BPEL related these days but a post by Jesper Joergensen caught my eye....

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 04/18/2008

SOA Fatigue

Dave Linthicum recently blogged about not attending SOA conferences because he is able to determine...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 04/15/2008

Copying the Silverlight community menu

I'm building out a website using Silverlight. The more I learn about Silverlight the more I love it...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 04/08/2008

Wow

Seen this yet? Take a walk or a drive around Seattle or San Francisco. Very cool.

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 03/26/2008

Well that didn't take long...

Seen this yet?    Interesting to see it pop up on Yahoo News of all places. I had a...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 02/22/2008

Fixing the WF FileWatcher sample

There is a FileWatcher WF activity sample that ships with the Windows SDK. I initially thought this...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 02/22/2008

Logic Need Not Apply

Interesting story popped up on ComputerWorld today about the Microsoft offer to Yahoo. Here's what...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 02/15/2008

Free XSLT Profiler

Today the XML Editor team released the XSLT Profiler Addin for VS 2008, a quick and reliable...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 02/08/2008

OASIS Call for Participation in BPEL4People

The full CFP follows the announcement from OASIS below.   I'll be watching from the...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 02/04/2008

Internet Scale Computing is like, so 5 minutes ago

I remember when there were less than 5 hits on Google for this term.   A quick inquiry...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 02/04/2008

New year, new job

The title says it all. I'll be doing more hands-on type of work so expect me to blog on a more...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 01/29/2008

2008 Predictions

Welcome to 2008!   What better way to start a new year than making  some predictions...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 01/21/2008

BPEL4People and WS-HumanTask to OASIS

The BPEL4People and WS-HumanTask specs are headed to OASIS, resulting in a new BPEL4People Technical...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 01/08/2008

Here comes another bubble

I'm sure many of you have already seen this, but for those of you that haven't its definitely worth...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 12/17/2007

Principles of Service Delivery: Internet Scale Computing

I originally planned to gradually share this draft paper with you all one section at a time, but I'm...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 11/29/2007

ISC Capabilities: The Service Registry

Yesterday's ISC Capability Map included two “registry-like” constructs, one specialized for services...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 11/29/2007

Architectural Capabilities for enabling ISC

We have identified many of the capabilities essential for enabling ISC and organized them into...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 11/28/2007

Internet Scale Computing (ISC)

More from a draft... A Definition for Internet Scale Computing ISC is a distributed, globally...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 11/27/2007

Dave on Orchestration

Dave Linthicum is blogging about orchestration and gets it mostly right. The blog entry does a...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 11/20/2007

Enable Hibernation in Vista

Open a command prompt type the following and hit enter: powercfg.exe -H on Enjoy!

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 11/20/2007

Quick Flash: .NET Framework 3.5 is now available

Go get it: ...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 11/19/2007

BPEL != BPM

Interesting perspective on SOA and BPM here from Joe , but positioning BPEL as BPM is just wrong....

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 11/09/2007

Internet Scale Computing

Short excerpt from a paper to be published soon. Feedback welcome. The only constant in the world of...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 10/25/2007

I guess Microsoft "gets SOA" after all...and a whisper worth listening to

Last week I quoted from a rather strange article wondering if Microsoft "gets SOA". Based on a...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 09/04/2007

SOA Message?

SearchWebServices published an article this week wondering if Microsoft "gets" SOA. I think you know...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 08/29/2007

SOA Zen Moment of the Day

An InfoWorld newsletter called "The SOA Report" tells us that SOA is overly hyped. How ironic. But...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 08/21/2007

Do we really need more government involvement in the IT industry?

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently published a report analyzing data center...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 08/08/2007

Updated ESB Guidance available

A new August Community build (CTP3) is available on the ESB Guidance on ESB Guidance community site....

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 08/07/2007

Say What?

Interesting perspective from Randy Heffner (Forrester) in the latest issue of Redmond Magazine:...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 08/07/2007

The State of BPM

What a depressing article. I had a few concerns with this article - here are a few: The conclusion...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 08/06/2007

Acronym Madness 2.0

ROA Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?? This is deeper than a trough for me - more like a dungeon of...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 08/06/2007

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