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Cobiacomm Tag Clouds

Since re-starting my blog with a focus on architecture, PaaS, SOA, API Management, Big Data, and DevOps,  I have seen increasing visitor interest in my content.   With a super-majority of my visitors arriving via organic search, understanding how blog page meta-data and content aligns with referral search terms and page rank will help amplify my message.   I’ve started to use to analyze keyword distribution on my blog pages, and to analyze search referral term distribution.  The tools generate tag clouds that visualize keyword/term distribution.

A first pass simply collates search referral terms and does not normalize the list by search referral count.   A visitor search for PaaS 50 times is counted equally as a search for SOA five times.   In the tag cloud, the tag size for the search term indicates how many times the keyword is used in combination with other search term modifiers.  For example,  PaaS architecture, PaaS TCO, and DevOps PaaS.   Figure 1 below illustrates the search term distribution:

Referral Search Term Tag Cloud

Across all search term phrases, the tag cloud identifies the following common terms: ‘API’, ‘architecture’, ‘cloud’, ‘Enterprise Service Bus’, ‘ESB’, ‘paas’, ‘products’, and ‘vs WSO2′.

I used to generate a tag cloud by evaluating keyword distribution across the cobiacomm RSS feed.  A first pass limitation, the RSS feed only feeds blog post excerpt text up to the ‘read more…’ section break.   Figure 2. below presents a tag cloud illustring keyword distribution across the cobiacomm RSS feed.

Blog Excerpt Keyword Distribution

In the excerpt text, the blog post content demonstrates a focus on ‘architecture’, ‘application’, ‘business’, ‘cloud’, ‘open’, ‘platform’, ‘PaaS’, ‘source’, and ‘WSO2′.


Next pass will be to analyze full blog post content and properly weight referral search terms by term count.



Gartner AADI Summit: Impressions from a civilian

I have been participating in Gartner (and Burton Group) conferences since 2003, and this year was my first time participating as a civilian (e.g. a non-Gartner attendee).  I found myself continuing to direct attendees to relevant analysts, and I enjoyed chatting with my colleagues (i.e. Roy Schulte, Dan Sholler, Jim Duggan, Anne Thomas Manes, Richard Watson, Kirk Knoernschild, Sean Kennefick, Danny Brian, Donna PK, Kirsten Moran, Jeff Schulman, and Val Sribar) face to face.

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From the Trenches to the Stratosphere

From the Trenches to the Stratosphere

Are you interested in technology trends, best practices, product evaluation criteria, peer adoption challenges, and viable use case scenarios?   This site will share knowledge and insight that increases your project’s value and contributes to your professional success. Key focus areas include:

  • Platform as a Service
  • Cloud Application Architecture Patterns
  • Service Oriented Architecture
  • Service Integration
  • Application Development
  • DevOps

Our audience spans from practitioners in the trenches (e.g. developers, architects, managers) to leaders (e.g. directors, vice presidents, chief technology officers, chief information officers) strategizing about how to reach the stratosphere.