Thursday Feb 22, 2007

Beyond the RESTfull vs RESTless argument, here comes P2P/JXTA Web Service Mashup!

Another endorsement of the JXTA technology by the Apache's Tuscany project to mashup and federate Web 2.0 services. This adds to this week annoucement from Samooha to open-source their JXTA-based P2P SOA Enterprise stack.  Beyond the RESTfull/RESTless argument, these projects look to provide a more decentralized and ad hoc way to mashup Web services. This will  likely help ease Web services deployment, management and discovery. A couple years ago I worked on a WS-Name Service proposal to build a decentralized name service for Web services (the equivalent of DNS for Web services) that was using JXTA to enable dynamic mashup of Web services.  After the recent annoucement of Project Shoal using JXTA, the JXTA technology is really picking up steam in the Web 2.0 service delivery arena :-)

Thursday Feb 15, 2007

Why We Need A "P2P Eco-Friendly" Internet?

One thing which attracted me to P2P (and to work on JXTA) was that I always thought the Internet will reach a metldown point due to the way information distribution is currently over centralized. Well:  In 2005 it took the equivalent of 14, 1,000-megawatt power plants to keep online the world's data centers owned by Internet giants like Google (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT) and Yahoo (YHOO). And that's not counting YouTube! As a simple analogy, do we really need everyone PCs to connect to the Yahoo site to read today Yahoo headline news, or can we realize that a PC, next to the cubicle the person is seating, or somewhere in the building, or the city, already has a copy of the article!

If you truly want to save the planet!  It's not too late. Just check :-)
 

Friday Nov 03, 2006

Could it be that Google Index is loosing its mind?

I have been for a while wondering what will happen when Google's centralized billion indexes get out of waxes and start to return random results. How can you fix or recover this beast without shutting it down?

I have been using Google Alerts service for some time:

What are Google Alerts?

Google Alerts are emails automatically sent to you when there are new Google results for your search terms.

This alert service has been working quiet well for me. So, you cannot really be sure how much scrawling in the deep Web Google is doing. But, at least when you get a new alert, you feel the service is working and is quiet useful. To my surprise over the last week or so, I am now receiving a bunch of new alerts for pages that are not really really news! I just received an alarm for this page that was published  more than 4 year ago.

Google Web Alert for: jxta

ONJava.com -- Getting Started with JXTA, Part 1
Learn how to get started with JXTA in this book excerpt series.

 This as-it-happens Google Alert is brought to you by Google.

Could it be? While a centralized index has great advantage, it also has one big Achilles heel. It's a single point of failure.  In contrast, the Internet uses a decentralized index to maintain IP route information that is a quiet resilient. I have been wondering if it will be better to use a more decentralized search indexing infrastructure for the Internet. I can see now a bunch of our new black box containers acting as decentralized content indexing routers as today IP routers.

Hopefully I am the only one seeing these false alerts, and this just a bug where a few pages are incorrectly republished. If not, we may have reached an interesting inflexion point.
 

About

tra

Search

Categories
Archives
« April 2014
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
   
       
Today