"Internal information technology with its dedicated users, applications, licenses, client-server, data-centric and close coupled integration architecture cannot support externally oriented business technology where almost every condition is different. Internet connectivity and the emergence of people centric services in the web 2.0 world has led business and user expectations to shift dramatically and give rise to the expectation of a new and completely different working environment, based in the cloud, or more correctly, clouds." -- Andy Mulholland, CTO Blog, Capgemini
"If the application server/container of your choice is a Java EE compliant one, you are on the right track. This list is not too long these days, if you look for Java EE 6 compliant servers. The most prominent and well-known is also the Java EE 6 reference implementation (RI): The Oracle GlassFish v3." -- Oracle ACE Markus "@myfear" Eisele
"Could it be that everyone out there believes that the sole purpose of a database is to store data? That it can't do anything else?" -- Chet "@oraclenerd" Justice
"SOA is an anagram for OSA, which means female bear in spanish. It is a well-known fact in the spanish-speaking world that female bears are able to model business processes and optimize reusable IT assets better than any other hibernating animal." -- One of the surprisingly funny nuggets of wisdom available in the Encyclopedia of SOA.
Marina Fisher reviews WEB 2.0 FUNDAMENTALS by Oswald Campesato and Kevin Nilson.