Category: Blogs

B2B market

IBM keeps acquiring other companies: Lombardi being a BPM solution of which some of my colleagues are quite enthusiatic. Sterling is more an “old” player in the B2B space with products such as Gentran for B2B communication and ConnectDirect for managed file transfer. But Sterling

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Java: execute program without blocking

A long while ago that I had done some Java programming… How to run a program from within Java in a decent manner. While looking around for some sample code, most solutions use the Process.waitFor() method to wait for the process to terminate. But that

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Amazon pub/sub in the cloud

Amazon keeps extending its cloud offering. They have just added Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS). SNS is a publish/subscribe mechanism. Integration-As-A-ServiceAs explained in earlier posts, I expect Integration-As-A-Service to become more important. One of the larger players (Amazon, Google, EMC, Cisco, Microsoft, …) may one

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SSL Man-in-the-middle

Again a great “Security Now” podcast about SSL: how governments can sniff SSL traffic by enforcing Certificate Authorities to provide them with (intermediate CA) certificates. Based on this paper. Great story, recommended reading or listening! Some things that I picked up: Different CA’s can provide

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Claims explained

SAML, WS-Security and the Secure Token Service of WS-Trust result in a very interesting mix, where federated identity and integration (web services) come together.Microsoft has published the free book(let) “A Guide to Claims–based Identity and Access Control“. Obviously the book is focused on Microsoft technology,

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B2B market keeps moving

As mentioned in the blog post of Gartner analyst Benoit Lheureux, the market of B2B products keeps moving, e.g. the acquisition of Foresight by Tibco. Interesting blog post as well on the SAP Developer Network: SAP will increase its stake in Crossgate and SAP sales

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SOAP over JMS not a standard

I was really convinced it was a standard. Apparently not. The best I can find is a W3C recommendation (http://www.w3.org/Submission/SOAPJMS/). It seems it never made it to be a standard. Also in the JMS spec (http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=914), there is only mention of HTTP as transport for

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Do it yourself CA

Recently got questions on testing with certificates. Use self-signed certificates or CA signed certs? And how to easily obtain CA signed certs? It was quite a while ago that I had been playing with certs myself. So time to refresh my mind, do some searching

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Integration in the Cloud

The end of the year gives some time to relax, watch television and to read the many blog posts that have piled up in my reader. A lot of cloud stuff obviously, predictions for next year. James Urquhart mentions 7 businesses to watch out for,

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