Morning Doughnuts 6

  • The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Massachusetts lawmakers are considering a bill to punish retailers for leaks in personal data. I wonder how long it will take for a law like that to go nationwide? Looks like there may be some good jobs in retail IT data security opening up shortly.
  • There is an interesting debate on the SAAS architecture in Dr. Dobb’s Portal. The money quote for me was as follows:

“Ajax and Web 2.0 are great technologies for casual use, but for mission critical you need the capabilities of a desktop app,” RightNow CEO Greg Gianforte says.

I have to admit I don’t agree with that quote at all. It seems pretty shortsighted in minimizing the capabilities of web based applications.

  • As a follow-up to yesterdays entry about the 12 steps to overcome email addictionhere is a 12 step program to help you overcome being a SOAholic. There are also some symptoms you can look for to see if you are a SOAholic.
  • Ram Ravishankarposts on if SOA requires web services. He makes pretty good arguments for an against a SOA requiring web services and ultimately doesn’t answer the question. I would say that a SOA doesn’t require web services, but it is very likely in the range of 90% plus that a SOA within a company is going to have at least some web services in it.
  • Harry returns from his secret mission and will be back blogging on Monday. I have really enjoyed stepping in being a replacement blogger this week. While my take on technology is a bit different that Harry’s I hope that my entries were interesting and offered a bit of a different perspective on IT.