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Web 2.0 Magazine on Ulitzer Web 2.0 may not have a clear-cut definition but irrespective of which way you look at it (there are three different ways of looking at Web 2.0), it is about the behavior of complex system, it is about collective intelligence and it is about emergence. The fundamental principles governing such systems are that the whole is much more than the sum of its parts – the behavior of the system cannot be derived or understood by analyzing individual elements. Traditional approach to architecting and problem solving is to… Look at the problem as a whole Break it down to multiple sub-problems Solve each sub problem separately Put individual solutions together Expect the whole problem to be resolved This approach does not work for complex systems and Web 2.0 always deals with complex systems So when dealing with such systems, as an architect, you need to... (more)

Is Facebook at the Peak of Its Hype?

The record of Facebook so far is impressive … in fact it is unprecedented. Facebook with $40 billion valuation & 500 million users – Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, the youngest billionaire & Time “person of the year” … the list goes on. So, where does Facebook go from here? Are we looking at the tip of the iceberg or are we standing at the top of Mt Everest? Here is a 2007 May Fast Company article – Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg: Hacker. Dropout. CEO. It makes interesting reading. The article goes on to says “…TechCrunch posted documents said to be a part of an internal valuation of Faceb... (more)

Cloud Computing Strategy

(5sahjdcb8k) This post is triggered by John Gannon asking me a question about “the implication of VMware acquisition of Spring Source?” VMware: I already have the most popular virtualization software and I will integrate Spring Source and create the best PaaS offering. Amazon EC2: I am extending my cloud facility to a virtual private environment so that you security concerns are taken care. Microsoft: I am giving you a platform which is very similar to what you use so that you can seamlessly extend your application to the cloud and even the developers can continue to use the same s... (more)

Defining Requirements – The TOGAF Way

If you are new to TOGAF, you may be wondering how this process is different from what you do in a typical “Requirement Analysis” phase of software development. Once I tell you that the many of the techniques recommended in TOGAF are what you are already using, like UML modeling techniques like Activity Models, Use-Case Models and Class Models, you may think why bother with TOGAF? What you really do differently in TOGAF is that you take a much wider perspective of the requirement. There are three important things that you need to do: Explicitly document the current state, the ex... (more)

TOGAF Foundation Level Certification – Another Practice Test

As I had mentioned earlier, there is a paucity of free sample questions for the TOGAF 9 foundation or the part 1 test. I had created one set earlier and there are two other set available for free: TOGAF Foundation Level Certification – Aid for preparation TOGAF 9 Certification Multiple Choice Questions iQuiz – Quick Quiz System TOGAF 9 Foundation Exam If you are interested in Part 2 then this may help you: TOGAF – Preparation Aid for Part 2 [Update: TOGAF 9.1 Released – What Does It Mean To You?] Here is another set of 40 questions. Basic Concepts (3 questions) 1. What accordin... (more)