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In the final part of our interview with Don Ferguson, Don talks about the future of WebSphere WSDJ: What is your vision for the future of WebSphere? DF: Our current focus is on implementing Web services and simplifying their development. WSFL and tools support for visually and dynamically building new Web services. Business rules support customizing the behavior of existing Web services. The next big things will be support for better, dynamic binding between a service requester and the multiple implementations that are available. The binding process will be able to consider "quality of service," "price," "reputation," and other extensions available that describe how the supplier implements the services and its operations. Finally, technology like WSFL and dynamic binding will drive the definition of a "business transaction" specification and service. This will suppor... (more)

Form & Function - Part 1: Principles are the basis of the WAS architecture - and its success

Jack Martin, editor-in-chief of WebSphere Journal, recently spoke with Rob High, IBM Distinguished Engineer and chief architect for IBM WebSphere Application Server. In this exclusive two-part interview, High discusses principles of architecture, the evolution of customer requests into product features, and IBM's longstanding commitment to being on the front lines with their customers. WJ: You head up architecture for the WebSphere Application Server, which is the heart and soul of WebSphere, correct? RH: It's the foundation of the WebSphere-branded solution offerings, and quick... (more)

Offshore Outsourcing: Magic Bullet or Dirty Word?

Read JDJ's 2004 Predictions by i-Technology Leaders Feature Story Read The End of Middleware by Jonathan Schwartz Read From the Founding Editor by Steve Benfield In the world of IT, outsourcing is either the dirtiest word you can utter or a brilliant one; it's all about who says it to whom and where it is said. No matter who uses it, it is a word most often said in private. When corporate managers use the word, it is always mentioned in a most confidential fashion as a potential cost-cutting tactic, a magic bullet to increase margins. When technical people use the word in public ... (more)

Sarbanes-Oxley: The New Rising Star

Ineffectual corporate management has given a great gift to programmers, system administrators, and CIOs - endless corporate accounting scandals. Our federal government has not missed this scandalous behavior as they have passed an extraordinarily strong, far-reaching law to contend with financial fraud. Officially it's called the Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act, but it's more commonly know as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act is a very special piece of legislation designed to keep corporate managers honest. The Act awards dishonesty with... (more)

IBM Puts Its Stinger in the Competition Again

IBM is really on a roll as WebSphere continues to shellac BEA in market share and product extensions. Now they go and release Stinger (beta version) for the next-generation DB2 to give Larry Ellison and Oracle something to think about. It has been over a year and a half since DB2 has been upgraded and it looks like good things do come to those who wait. Stinger vastly simplifies and automates many of the tasks associated with maintaining database management systems. IBM continues to slash development time for users who are building new applications, so that everyone can focus mo... (more)