What Is Service-Oriented Architecture (2 tags)
Service-Oriented Architecture underpins most modern web services. It aims to achieve loose coupling between interacting software agents in order to preserve the benefits of reusability, extensibility and simplicity.
How Does Open Source Software Stack Up on the Mac? (2 tags)
Apple does a great job of providing elegant software for its platform. But there are plenty of good offerings beyond the fruits of Cupertino. In this amazing survey of proprietary and open source software, Matthew Russell attempts to organize what's available on both fronts and even dares to assign grades. Has he missed anything?
Improving JSF by Dumping JSP (2 tags)
JSF is a great technology for complex web application interfaces. But Hans Bergsten urges you not to give up on JSF just because the JSP layer is flawed; using a custom
ViewHandler resolves all of the issues.
Dreaming of an Atom Store: A Database for the Web (2 tags)
In this month's The Restful Web column, Joe Gregorio draws together some disparate threads into a single, exciting idea: the Atom Store.