Besides this blog, I still write regularly for InfoQ.com as well in as a pair of blogs for my employer, Tier 3. It’s always a fun exercise for me to figure out what content should go where, but I do my best to spread it around. Anyway, in the past couple weeks, I’ve written a few different posts that may (or may not) be of interest to you:
- [InfoQ] SOA Still Not Dead: Ratification of Governance Standard Highlights SOA’s Continued Relevance. This describes the ratification of the Open Group’s SOA Framework as a standard. If you’re doing any SOA stuff, the Open Group has some very useful SOA reference architecture and planning guides.
- [InfoQ] Is the AWS Elastic Beanstalk Now the Most Multi-Language PaaS?An intentionally controversial headline as I don’t personally consider AWS Elastic Beanstalk to be a traditional PaaS offering. However, they do offer a variation of PaaS that should be compelling for .NET, Ruby, Java, PHP and Python developers.
- [Tier 3] Four Quick Steps to Deploying a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server in the Tier 3 Cloud.I’m not even remotely a Linux guy, but I like learning new things, so I’ve been spending some time trying to learn a bit more about accessing and using Linux boxes.
- [Tier 3] Your apps don’t have to be BUILT for the cloud to be IN the cloud. I wrote this as a response to some cloud outages and the knee-jerk response of many pundits to blame customers for not running apps in the cloud that can survive a provider failure. Ideally every cloud app can stay up even if a provider experiences hiccups. However, for many (enterprise customers) there are logistical or financial reasons to not deploy applications in a super-highly-available fashion.
- [Iron Foundry] Building Iron Foundry Apps that Leverage Windows Azure ACS for User Authentication. I like mashing stuff up, and in this case, I showed how you can take an ASP.NET app that’s deployed anywhere (including the Iron Foundry PaaS) and leverage the authentication services provided by the Windows Azure Access Control Service.
Lots of great things happening in the tech space, so there’s never a shortage of cool things to investigate and write about!