Posts made in May, 2008


Assessing Service Oriented Architecture

I have always been skeptical of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and web services since they first came on the scene. This was not necessarily a rational skepticism, but was instead more of a visceral response to all the hype. As the years passed by, SOA and web services stuck around and I heard it mentioned […]

Working with Java 5 Annotations

Annotations are a new language feature introduced in Java 5 that allows Java code elements such as classes or methods to be annotated with structured metadata. This metadata can then be used at compile-time or at run-time by other code. Annotations are commonly used to provide configuration information for infrastructure frameworks to provide cross-cutting functionality. […]