"In Pro Oracle Application Express, authors John Scott and Scott Spendolini open the hood of APEX and expose the full power behind its easy–to–use GUI interface."
"The job of governance is to help identify opportunities for increasing efficiency in the development of software across the enterprise. While the enterprise needs governance to help it realize the full value of a Service Oriented Architecture, we need to ensure that the governance is enabling not limiting." -- Chip Temm
"One part of every architecture I have seen is the framework," writes It-Eye blogger Tim Pinchetti. "Every architect knows at least one of them. It all started with Zachman and TOGAF, but nowadays there are dozens of (often only slightly different) frameworks. Every author naturally defends their own framework, but many architects also have their own ‘favorite’. And we swear by it. Using ‘my’ framework has, in short, become a dogma."
As reported by the WSJ's Geoffrey A. Fowler and Ben Worthen, "Part of the problem, say observers, is that the tech industry has become bogged down in jargon. Companies have long pushed the likes of 'network-distributed parallel processing,' often packaged as 'solutions' that are 'end-to-end' and 'scalable.' Cloud sounds much nicer."
James Bayer describes a simple way to configure workspaces with a WTP Server Runtime or WebLogic Shared Libraries.
When addressing the ROI of SOA, Oracle ACE Nathalie Roman suggests that you avoid using the term SOA. "It's all about integration," she says. "When you're talking about data integration, business process integration, application integration, ... everything has got to do with the basic principles of a SOA methodology: Loose coupling, re-use, standardization and services."