Monthly Archives: April 2012

How to pick an ESB? An Enterprise Service Bus Evaluation Framework

All Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) products may be used to build and deploy services, encapsulate legacy systems, route messages, transform message formats, and perform protocol mediation.  Many WSO2 prospects ask me ‘What differentiates WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus?’  This blog post shares my perspective and scales the conversation.

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What is WSO2 AppFactory?

Application development organizations continue to undergo a structural shift towards business enablement and away from technical debt. Teams desire to re-invent software delivery into an agile, on-demand application environment and change the business-IT dynamic. WSO2 platforms enable IT to solve mundane technical plumbing and focus on business-oriented personalization, self-service, monetization, and analytics.  When changing the business-IT dynamic, we see leading clients:

  1. Share infrastructure and improve internal software delivery
  2. Enable on-demand digital disruption via ecosystem platforms

Related Reading: DevOps Meets ALM in the Cloud – Cloud DevOps Factory

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Pinterest API and the Money Board

Pinterest is being touted as a web ecosystem platform that may potentially rival FaceBook.  To be a web ecosystem platform, an online website property publishes an API enabling an ecosystem of 3rd developers.   Once Pinterest publishes an API, 3rd party developers could extend core Pinterest functionality, enrich the user experience, and accelerate user adoption.    According to recent reports, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and investors are ready to ride user interest in Pinterest:

“When the API is available, Adam Ludwin at RRE, says he’s interested in entrepreneurs who can build on top of the platform, who can “close the loop” and figure out a way to monetize the interest around products on Pinterest. He’s interested in startups that will provide tools to facilitate transactions on and through Pinterest.”

But exposing an API can lead other companies capturing revenue otherwise directed to Pinterest.  As reported recently by Jay Yarow, Pinterest

“might not release it [API] for a while, says an industry source familiar with Pinterest’s plans. This source says that Pinterest fears having a ‘Twitter problem.’”

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