Process Accelerators 18.104.22.168.1 is now available on OTN.
This new release has been focused on improving PAs with most customer demand
while building solutions that showcase new BPM functionality, including
Adaptive Case Management, and Oracle apps extensibility.
Hat tip to John Evedemon for the heads up on this one. Martin Fowler is peddling a new approach, 'Microservices' which... wait for it is a way of developing applications as a suite of services. Each one of which has its own process thread and 'communicates via lightweight mechanisms' such as.... over HTTP.
But wait there is more, you'll be stunned to know that these services can be built
There are various views going around on what a Data Scientist is and what their value is to an organisation and the salaries they command. To me however asking 'what is a Data Scientist?' is like asking 'What is a Physicist?' sure 'someone who studies Physics' might be a factually accurate but pointless definition. How does that separate someone who did Physics in High School from Albert
One of the things that always stuns me in IT is how people don't appear to like change. Whether it was the EAI folks pushing back on Web Services in 2000 in favour of their old-school approaches. The package guys pushing back against SaaS or now the BI guys pushing back against the new wave of BI technologies and approaches the message is always the same:
We are happy doing what we are doing,
I can smell a change coming, the last few years have seen cloud and SaaS on the rise and seen a fragmentation in application development (thanks in a large part to the appalling stewardship of Java) and a real focus of budgets around BI and 'vanilla' package approaches. Now this is a good thing, both because I jumped out of the Java boat onto the BI boat a few years ago but also because its
The end of the next Software Development wave will be when Software development against 'eats itself' as it did with with technologies like Hadoop showing a new value in information, with platforms like SFDC showing new pre-build services, where people like GoodData have turned BI into SaaS. So we will see the same evolution again and a new generation of commoditisation which drives
This is the stage at which software development begins to commoditise itself, its no surprise that underneath all that Salesforce.com scripting lurked rather a lot of Java code. This wave sees the rise of the libraries, the utilities and above all the commoditisation of software in a way that enables the majority of developers to be useful in the enterprise. This was the goal of Spring, JEE
The problem with Wave 1 was that it didn't scale, I mean sure lots of the personal developers claimed it did scale, often laughing at large scale developments and going 'Me and four mates could do that in a couple of weeks' often they attempted to do that and suddenly realised that when you get a few people together it gets a bit more complicated and when that few gets over 20 it begins to get
This is the wave we are in at the moment and its the wave that we last saw in the late 90s, this is where technologies enabled single people to build small specific things really quickly. Java and its applets really were the peak of this first wave back then but now we are seeing people use technologies such as R, Python and others to create small solutions that offer really good point value.