NYTimes Architecture: No Head, No Master, No Single Point Of Failure

Michael Laing, a Systems Architect at NYTimes, gave this great decription of their use of RabbitMQ and their overall architecture on the RabbitMQ mailing list. The closing sentiment marks this as definitely an architecture…

Software AG named a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for On-Premises Application Integration Suites

Software AG

Leading industry analyst firm Gartner recognises Software AG as a leader in the strategic market of application integration and SOA projects. Software AG’s primary offering in this market is webMethods Suite, which allows organisations to…

The End of Software; The Fall of IBM

Technology Cycles

The computer industry goes through technology cycles. With each cycle, a new crop of companies emerge that dominate the industry. The winners in the previous cycle usually fade into oblivion. Who remembers Burroughs, Digital…

Atlassian gives Jira bug tracker a new UI and a speed boost

Jira 6 runs faster and provides the user with a cleaner interface and faster navigation. Atlassian has revamped the Jira bug tracking tool with a new user interface, which the company said will offer faster…

China to standardize around local version of Ubuntu

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Canonical partnership is China’s latest attempt to develop homegrown OS in market where Microsoft’s Windows dominates. By Michael Kan | IDG News Service China has picked Canonical’s Linux-based Ubuntu OS as the reference architecture to establish…

Reflecting on Yammer and Office 365: SharePoint is Definitely Dead

Office 365

Microsoft sees Sites as an almost standalone service offered by Office 365, rather than the interconnected Intranet style system offered by what we knew as SharePoint. By Chris Wright (@partnerpulse) Mar 20, 2013 Last month I…

A senior manager, a consultant and a software architect

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After their death three IT persons arrived in hell. Among them a senior manager, a consultant and a software architect. One of the devils was in charge of taking care of these unfortunates. However,…