Tuesday, February 27, 2007


This just got pointed out to me through the minutes of the first day at the W3C workshop onWeb of Services. I must have missed this stirling move on the part of the TAG. I've mentioned before about sessions and Web Services and how WS-Addressing is not the right way of doing this, but WS-Context is better. Of course it's no surprise to see that contributions to this TAG effort are from heavy WS-Addressing users, but us WS-Context supporters need to be more pro-active.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Vinoski leaves IONA

I meant to post this last week but work got in the way. I first met Steve back in the early 1990's at a Usenix conference where we were both presenting. He'd recently joined IONA from HP and I knew of him because of his great work on ORB Plus, still one of the best implementations. We had several Guinness drinking sessions and he could easily drink most people under the table! We kept in touch over the years though I don't think I've drunk as much since! I wish him the best in his new job.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Red Hat and interoperability

I'm not sure if this got much publicity, but it's worth checking out. Interoperability with different vendors is very important. Web Services are a way of achieving some interoperability, but they're not the entire solution.

Monday, February 12, 2007


Ah, this brought back memories. I remember using Spring around 1991 and reading many of the Sun papers on the subject. It was very cutting edge for the time (and still today in many respects).

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Update on Jim

I hope this is wrong and he turns up! It's good to see the community coming together to help the search.