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Image Credit - http://www.lumaxart.com 15-20 years ago, enterprise application development, as we know today, wasn’t all that clear. All I can deduce, in a retrospective analysis – digging the internet, is that people knew the different puzzle pieces which are needed, in building an enterprise application. For example,   Need for abstracting business rules for modifying rules separately from rest of the application lead to the creation of the the BRE category with companies like iLog (now with IBM), Selectica (my ex-employer which is no longer in the BRE space – sad!),  Talarian – now with TIBCO (I used Talarian’s RTIE when I was at HP to build Fraud Detection System for Vodafone and interesting to see Tom Laffey of Talarian still at Tibco as EVP of Products & Technology) and the opensource DRools and Jess Need for abstrating Workflow, when Workflow logic became a ... (more)

Cloud, PaaS and the Rise of the Visual Developers

This is part 3 of my post in the PaaS Series. My earlier posts in this series are : Part 1:  It's all about Abstraction Part 2: PaaS for enterprises is more than DevOps! Cloud Computing , more specifically Platform as a Service (PaaS) is changing the business app developer demographic forever. Or should I say that, PaaS is reviving or giving a new lease of life for productivity focused business developers. The kind that existed during the Client-Server paradigm empowered by Power Builder, Developer 2000, Visual Basic and the likes. Pardon me for using a poor - Jurasic metaphor! ... (more)

OrangeScape Fast-Tracks Lotus Notes Migration in Partnership with CIMtrek

OrangeScape, a Global 10 Platform-as-a-Service provider, has announced a partnership with CIMtrek Ltd, a leader in the automated migration of Lotus Notes applications. Enterprises will now have fast-track migration of the Lotus Domino Applications to a modern cloud based application on OrangeScape platform. This solution will be bundled into OrangeScape's offering to their mutual customers enabling the rapid transition of apps from Lotus Notes to the Cloud. Migrating from Lotus, to Google or Microsoft, typically starts with email and calendars. However this remains incomplete an... (more)

Clearing the Confusion Around "Private Cloud"

I was on a LinkedIn thread titled ‘How cloud computing is different from SaaS‘ where Rick Chapman who runs SoftLetter and SaaS University went on beating on this question ‘What is a private cloud’? It is definitely worth it given the tremendous amount of confusion in the term ‘Cloud’ in general and ‘Private Cloud’ in particular. The motivation for this post is Rick and supported by a tweet I read around the same time from ‘Carl Brooks‘ who is a technology writer on Cloud at TechTarget. Let me give it a shot. First, Cloud is about leveraging economies of scale whether it is public o... (more)

Shouldn't PaaS for Enterprises Be More than DevOps?

This is Part 2 in my series on the topic of PaaS (Platform as a Service) and in this post I cover why PaaS for enterprises is more than just DevOps and a larger "technology convergence" in the core "Software Engineering" area is leading this perfect storm called PaaS. The first part is: What is PaaS all about? - Part 1: It's about Abstraction Before I go deep into this topic, I want to clarify "technology convergence" from "programming environment optimization" primarily in the context of this post. The programming environment optimization is more commonly referred as "DevOps". ... (more)