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Why has SOA risen like a phoenix from the ashes after it was declared as dead by Burton Group (now Gartner) analyst Anne Thomas Manes? Is it because the end of slowdown is in sight or is there some other reason? Recent statistics from Forrester says that the adoption of SOA is strong even during the slowdown. That means that SOA adoption never stopped. Probably there is a difference in perception on what SOA is between the Analysts and the people down in the trenches. SOA started its life as an architectural technique for achieving loose coupling but within a couple of years became a business initiative to create reusable services mirroring the real world business. However, in reality, it primarily gets used to build multi-channel applications where common business logic is encapsulated inside services. Now coming back to question 3 & 4 – [You need to read this post ... (more)

Agile and Requirement Traceability

If you had the chance of working in an organization which has received SEI-CMMi certification then you would definitely be familiar with the concept of: Requirement Baselining Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM) If you are not familiar with these terms then the best place to look is Wikipedia. Basically, the idea is to clearly write down what the software should do and freeze it. This process is called baselining. Then you create a matrix (RTM) which indicates how each individual requirement is addressed in the design document and then in the code. Requirements Management (RE... (more)

So Gartner Was Right!

In October, 2012 Gartner predicted that: “…by Year-End 2014, three of the top five mobile handset vendors will be Chinese…” I did not really believe it! Canalys Study But, it turns out that if you go by the study released by Canalys, it has already happened! Here are the details: IDC Study However, IDC study released recently shows a slightly different picture: Who is right? Well … next few quarters should make it clear! Udayan Banerjee on Google+ Related Articles: Gartner Releases 2 Top 10 Predictions for 2013 – What are they really saying? Android powered a third of all mobil... (more)

Mobile App or Mobile Web

Since the launch of iPhone the mobile industry has been in a flux. It has witnessed lot of innovations since then. Today, more choices are available to the user than ever before which has resulted in a fragmented market. It has complicated matters for every organization which wants to reach out to their consumers through mobile. There are too many platforms to be supported and there is no standardization. Some industry segments have not made any significant move to reach out to their consumer through mobile platform and are playing a waiting game – waiting for the technology to m... (more)

Does Cloud Computing Require Change in Programming Mindset

Cloud computing is at the very peak of Gartner Hype-Cycle – literally! All big players (Google, Microsoft, Amazon, IBM …) have jumped into it. Lot has been written about the obvious Pros and Cons and I have listed the main arguments below: But, a question which I do not think have received sufficient attention is – to move to cloud, do we need a paradigm shift in programming? Do we need to make a shift like we did when we adopted OO? In my mind there are 2 critical aspects that need to be considered. The story is about … However, doubts persists … Saving money through economy of ... (more)