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This content is reprinted from Real-World AJAX: Secrets of the Masters published by SYS-CON Books. To order the entire book now along with companion DVDs for the special pre-order price, click here for more information. Aimed at everyone from enterprise developers to self-taught scripters, Real-World AJAX: Secrets of the Masters is the perfect book for anyone who wants to start developing AJAX applications. Enterprise AJAX What do AJAX and service-oriented-architecture SOA have in common? The answer: Everything. Is AJAX an enterprise technology? The answer: Absolutely. As we move to next-generation enterprise architectures using newer notions such as SOA, there's a need for a dynamic Web interface that can layer over services and provide more value to the enterprise. Moreover, the enterprise in general can benefit from the advantages of AJAX; it's just a matter of ... (more)

The Realities of Cloud Computing

I’m just finishing up a book on cloud computing and SOA, and found the process of writing the book to be a great catalyst for thinking through the issues surrounding cloud computing, as well as assisting my clients with their cloud computing strategies. As I found, there are a few issues to consider with cloud computing: First, cloud computing is not the savior of IT. It’s nothing but a way to deploy your enterprise architecture in such as way that has the potential to be more productive and cost effective. In essence, it’s a tool, not a way of life. It’s not magic, it’s not even... (more)

Where Web Services Meet Mobile Devices

Let's face it, we're going mobile. You only need to consider how you communicate these days to understand that. I, for one, find that my Blackberry is becoming my e-mail terminal of choice, as well as my best source of information via the WAP-enabled Web browser built-in. And oh yes, it's a phone. Others are finding that their mobile phones are their single point of contact, both voice and data, and this trend will only continue as we learn to cut the wires and as wireless networks become more pervasive and much faster. The use of mobile devices as a personal information deliver... (more)

SOA and User Interfaces

What is unique about an SOA is that it's as much of a strategy as a set of technologies, and it's really more of a journey than a destination. Moreover, it's a notion that is dependent upon specific technologies or standards, such as Web services and interface technology, but really requires many different types of technologies and standards for a complete SOA. The types of technologies you employ are dependent upon your requirement. Let's be a bit clearer as to where user interfaces fit into this SOA mix by providing core reference architecture, or, the basics of SOA. Figure 1 ... (more)

Real-World AJAX Book Preview: Base Services

This content is reprinted from Real-World AJAX: Secrets of the Masters published by SYS-CON Books. To order the entire book now along with companion DVDs for the special pre-order price, click here for more information. Aimed at everyone from enterprise developers to self-taught scripters, Real-World AJAX: Secrets of the Masters is the perfect book for anyone who wants to start developing AJAX applications. Base Services At the lowest level you have base services, including legacy services, new services, and data services. Legacy services, such as existing mainframe or ERP system... (more)