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  • May 08, 2013 08 May'13

    Inside the world of Web APIs, the cloud and mobile technology

    Rob Daigneau offers his expert insights on the convergence of the cloud, mobile technology and Web APIs.

  • March 06, 2009 06 Mar'09

    Expert Query: What is the difference between RESTful transactions and Web Services transactions?

    REST based transactions assume that only one party to a global transaction accesses the shared state at any given time, sort of like passing a token. The other participants have no knowledge of what's going on at another participant and their operations on shared state can't be coordinated.

  • March 01, 2004 01 Mar'04

    Macro and Micro flows -- What is the difference?

    Draw a diagram that shows how objects are connected together to create a transaction (a micro-flow diagram). Then, draw a diagram showing how a business process is made up by connecting various systems (a macro-flow diagram). The two look similar. In fact they do look very much like the flow charts Peter Abrahams of IT-Director.com drew 30 years ago. This article continues the "Explaining integration" series.

  • October 24, 2002 24 Oct'02

    Understanding the real costs of integration

    These days, it seems that everyone is pitching the merits of using Web services to better integrate systems and businesses. "Drastically reduce integration costs, increase time-to-market and improve business flexibility using Web services!" claim many Web services integration vendors. How much of these promises are hype, and how much is reality?

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