Category Archives: Web Services

Amazon goes Queuing

A colleague of mine passed on a surprise announcement from Amazon: They’ve just launched the v1.0 beta of their Simple Queue Service. It is an online queuing service with some very simple SOAP and REST-style APIs for message queuing. For … Continue reading

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Web Services Version Mania

This past week I attended Oracle’s Developer Days in New Jersey. The sessions basically covered Oracle’s pitch on SOA – although, unsurprisingly, after an initial high level SOA level-set, it seemed to focus more on the presentation, business and persistence … Continue reading

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Web Services Reliable Messaging – An Update

Reliable Messaging holds a special interest for me, having played a significant part in my career (in the manifestation of various technologies such MQSeries, MSMQ, and, most recently, the products of Envoy) over the past ten years. Therefore it is … Continue reading

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Aspect-Oriented Networking

Some interesting discussions are starting to happen on the similarities between the Aspect-Oriented Programming approach and SOAP’s processing model. SOAP’s use of XML namespaces to separate concerns within the header of a message enables the introduction of aspects (e.g. reliability, … Continue reading

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