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Manik Surtani03/30/10
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Infinispan for the Power-user: Cache Modes

This is the second part of an in-depth series of articles on Infinispan.  In this article I'd like to talk about Infinispan's different cache modes, and why you'd use one over the other. Read the other parts in this series:

Mitch Pronschinske03/28/10
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Case Study: Integrating Benefitfocus' JMS and .NET Architectures

Benefitfocus is the largest healthcare benefits provider in the US.  They sell a wide array of SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) offerings for health insurance providers and for other sections of the healthcare industry.  When Benefitfocus built a new offering,...

Mitch Pronschinske03/22/10
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Red Hat Releases Major Updates to its Middleware Portfolio

Today at EclipseCon, Red Hat released JBoss Developer Studio 3.0 and JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 5.0.  The JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform (JESP) 5.0 includes upgrades to the JBoss ESB, Messaging, and other SOA tools.  JBoss Developer Studio (JBDS) 3.0...

Mitch Pronschinske03/18/10
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Giving Legacy Applications New Life

Virtualization has allowed many companies to easily update and maintain many of the legacy applications built on outdated technology.  Since many of the applications are still getting the job done, enterprises will keep their applications around for many...

Steven Lott03/15/10
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How do I use all my cores?

News Flash: Multi-core programming is "hard". EVERYBODY PANIC.ZOMFG: We either need new tools, new languages or both! Right Now!Here's one example. You can find others. "Taming the Multicore Beast":

Mitch Pronschinske03/11/10
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Opening the JBoss Toolbox 3.1

JBoss just wrapped up it's work on JBoss Tools 3.1 with a final release.  The umbrella project includes Eclipse plugins for JBoss AS, Hibernate, Drools, jBPM, JSF, (X)HTML, Seam, Smooks, JBoss ESB, JBoss Portal, and more.  JBoss Tools 3.1 will require...

Jeff Mesnil03/05/10
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Getting Started with the HornetQ Messaging System

HornetQ is an open source project to build a multi-protocol, embeddable, clustered messaging system with very high performance, . Messaging systems (or MOM for Message-oriented middleware) are systems focused on sending and receiving messages to...

Steven Lott03/05/10
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The Web is my ESB, but it's slow...

Transaction design seems to be really hard for some people. The transactions they build seem to based on some crazy assumptions. The problem is that benchmarking is hard because you have to build enough stuff to get a meaningful benchmark. Everyone...

Sunil Parikh03/03/10
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Book Review - Dynamic SOA and BPM

The book begins with an approach From Simplified Integration to Dynamic Processes. Describes common pitfalls limiting the value of SOA and BPM and why full values of these services are not...

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ESB Performance Testing - Round 4

This article is based on the 4th round of ESB Performance testing conducted by the author since June 2007. This performance framework has now become the de-facto ESB Performance test suite, with vendors such as WSO2, BEA and Mule using it to publish...

Asankha Perera03/02/10
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Use the UltraESB as a Security Gateway for HTTP/S, REST, SOAP, Hessian, Text etc

This article explains how the UltraESB could be used as a HTTP/S or SOAP Security gateway, to front internally deployed services of an organization in a SOA. The UltraESB allows SSL termination, WS-Security validation/termination, HTTP Basic/Digest...

Lyndsey Clevesy02/24/10
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Apache Cassandra: Pragmatic Consistency for Massive Scale

In this talk, Stu Hood, a Rackspace software engineer, explains the growth of interest in alternative databases that gave rise to the term "NoSQL". ...

Len DiMaggio02/24/10
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From HTTP to ESB - JBossESB 4.7's New Servlet based HTTP Gateway

One of the primary functions performed by JBossESB is the routing of messages between services. (Remember that, on an ESB, everything is either a message or a service.) The messages that JBoss ESB handles conform to org.jboss.soa.esb.message.Message.

Geertjan Wielenga02/18/10
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Interview: Mule ESB Designer on the NetBeans Platform

FreeGate is a free and open source Enterprise Service Bus application based on the Mule ESB. It is developed by a Luxemburg-based research institute aiming to simplify and extend Mule, especially with healthcare related functionalities, such as support for...

Michele Mauro02/15/10
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Book Review: 97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know

"97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know" is the kind of book that you read cover to cover and then keep near your workspace. Then, when you need advice, inspiration, or when you wonder...