Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 2005-12-16 19:55
Vinci is a local area service-oriented architecture designed for rapid development and management of robust web applications. Based on XML document exchange, Vinci is designed to complement and interoperate with wide area service-oriented architectures such as E-Speak and .NET. This paper presents the Vinci architecture, the rationale behind its design, and an evaluation of its performance. Specifically,it shows how systems architected with Vinci are developed quickly, scaled effortlessly, and easily moved from prototype to production.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 2005-12-16 19:53
This site will help you get started with Web Services and service-oriented architectures. It features free articles, services, and product listings that can be used to develop a service-oriented architecture using Web Services.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 2005-12-16 19:50
The future of software development is automating rote tasks.By creating new ways in which software development can be automated, productivity increased, and software quality improved and addressing the topics of:
Refactorings (Automated Applications of OO Design Patterns)
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 2005-12-16 19:03
This addresses the important issue of application architecture using an N-tier approach. The first part is a brief introduction to the theoretical aspects, including the understanding of certain basic concepts. The second part shows how to create a flexible and reusable application for distribution to any number of client interfaces.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 2005-12-16 18:53
Model Driven Architecture (MDA) "provides an open, vendor-neutral approach to the challenge of interoperability, building upon and leveraging the value of OMG's established modeling standards: Unified Modeling Language (UML); Meta-Object Facility (MOF); and Common Warehouse Meta-model (CWM). Platform-independent Application descriptions built using these modeling standards can be realized using any major open or proprietary platform, including CORBA, Java, .NET, XMI/XML, and Web-Based platforms."[May 09, 2001]Cover Pages
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 2005-12-16 18:48
The MDA is a new way of developing applications and writing specifications, based on a platform-independent model (PIM) of the application or specification's business functionality and behavior. A complete MDA specification consists of a definitive platform-independent base model, plus one or more platform-specific models (PSM) and sets of interface definitions, each describing how the base model is implemented on a different middleware platform. A complete MDA application consists of a definitive PIM, plus one or more PSMs and complete implementations, one on each platform that the applicatio
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 2005-12-16 18:40
Information architecture is the science of figuring out what you want your site to do and then constructing a blueprint before you dive in and put the thing together. It's more important than you might think, and John Shiple, aka Squishy, tells you why.
Squishy first looks at how to define your site's goals, shedding light on the all-important art of collecting clients' or co-workers' opinions and assembling them in a coherent, weighted order of importance. He also shares his scheme for documenting everything so that all parties can keep up.
The next step is figuring out who the heck your audiences are going to be. Once that's out of the way, you can start organizing your future site into pages of content and functions that the site will need to have.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 2005-12-15 18:43
It provides an overview of Enterprise Information Architecture.
The primary objective of an "architected" environment is to deliver higher quality, integrated systems and information at a significantly reduced cost, over time. The Enterprise Information Architecture (EIA) is the vehicle which provides the "roadmap" to the "architected" environment.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 2005-12-15 18:40
Corporations are demanding more and more functionality from all of their IT (information technology) systems, and meta data repositories are no exception to this rule. This article address the more complexed architectural challenges that arise with implementing a meta data repository that requires more advanced functionality.