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Java Technology completed its 10-year anniversary recently. Sun announced that there are over 4 million developers using the Java language, with thousands more joining their ranks. While a small percentage of developers can be called experts or skilled in the complete software development life cycle, a vast majority of them typically try to understand the requirements handed down to them and code to meet such requirements. Most projects (about 60%) go above budget and time, which places additional pressure on the developers trying to deliver an application. Coding standards, thorough unit testing, best coding practices - all take a back seat to the primary goal of delivering some code that meets functional requirements. Software architects have long tried to enforce a uniform coding and testing practice on their teams. Now, with the release of Jtest 7.0 from Parasof... (more)

SOA Web Services Journal: Save Our Architecture

As I look upon the enterprise landscape today, I cannot help but wonder if the enterprises are going to be all right. Every couple of years, enterprises have to face the onslaught of their vendors who bring in newly coined phrases, acronyms, and newly minted software platforms, along with the promise of ROI. In the latest onslaught, enterprises are facing terms such as SOA, Web services, BPM, and BAM. The new buzzword is AJAX, or Asynchronous JavaScript And XML. The speed at which the IT industry coins terms and makes it fashionable to use them gives the cool name creators in th... (more)

Have You Checked Your Basement Lately?

Many of you have been living in the same house for several years. In the process you may have accumulated furniture, clothes, antiques, etc., and have forgotten why certain things were purchased in the first place or that certain things even exist in your basement. Large enterprises have large basements. Their limited space is overflowing with existing hardware, software, and applications. Why is it that as technology has advanced and newer systems are being purchased, many companies still have the 30-year-old mainframe and its related technologies in their IT basement? I'm not ... (more)