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Issue 5 • Sept.-Oct. 2008

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  • [Front cover]

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  • Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) [advertisement]

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  • Call for Papers

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  • Table of contents

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  • Ideas Ahead of Their Time

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):4 - 6
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    When software ideas are ahead of their time, two problems can arise. Either better hardware is needed for the software to be feasible, a new technology isn't adoptable because there's no current need for it. EIC Fred Douglis looks at examples of both problems in this installment. View full abstract»

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  • Cloud Computing: Interview with Russ Daniels and Franco Travostino

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):7 - 9
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    Milojicić discusses cloud computing with Russ Daniels, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Hewlett-Packard’s cloud services strategy, and Franco Travostino, a distinguished architect at eBay. View full abstract»

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  • ICANN's TLD Plans Are Defined, Not Yet Refined

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):10 - 12
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  • Services Mashups: The New Generation of Web Applications

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):13 - 15
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    Web services are becoming a major technology for deploying automated interactions between distributed and heterogeneous applications, and for connecting business processes. Service mashups indicate a way to create new Web applications by combining existing Web resources utilizing data and Web APIs. They facilitate the design and development of novel and modern Web applications based on easy-to-acc... View full abstract»

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  • Mashing Up Search Services

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):16 - 23
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    Mashup languages offer new graphic interfaces for service composition. Normally, composition is limited to simple services, such as RSS or Atom feeds, but users can potentially use visual mashup languages for complex service compositions, with typed parameters and well-defined I/O interfaces. Composing search services introduces new issues, however, such as determining the optimal sequence of sear... View full abstract»

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  • Composing RESTful Services and Collaborative Workflows: A Lightweight Approach

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):24 - 31
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    The use of RESTful Web services has gained momentum in the development of distributed applications based on traditional Web standards such as HTTP. In particular, these services can integrate easily into various applications, such as mashups. Composing RESTful services into Web-scale workflows requires a lightweight composition language that's capable of describing both the control and data flow t... View full abstract»

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  • An Online Platform for Web APIs and Service Mashups

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):32 - 43
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    On the newly programmable Web, mashups are flourishing. Designers create mashups by combining components of existing Web sites and applications. Although rapid mashup proliferation offers many opportunities, a lack of standarization and compatibility offers considerable challenges. IBM Sharable Code is an online service platform for developing and sharing situational Web 2.0 applications and mashu... View full abstract»

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  • Understanding Mashup Development

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):44 - 52
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    Web mashups are Web applications developed using contents and services available online. Despite rapidly increasing interest in mashups, comprehensive development tools and frameworks are lacking, and in most cases mashing up a new application implies a significant manual programming effort. This article overviews current tools, frameworks, and trends that aim to facilitate mashup development. The... View full abstract»

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  • Toward Web-Scale Workflows for Film Production

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):53 - 61
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    The screen business encompasses all creative and management aspects related to film, television, and new media content, from concept to production and distribution. Companies in this industry face increasing competition due to market globalization. To stay competitive, they're turning to contemporary technology-enabled business improvement methods, such as business process management. Despite its ... View full abstract»

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  • Taming Web Services from the Wild

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):62 - 69
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    Service-oriented computing is about building new cross-organizational applications by combining, composing, consuming, or interconnecting existing services. So, why do most composite Web service-based systems currently rely on pre-established relationships that aren't created by automated, dynamic discovery and integration? One perceived reason is the inconsistency in service-based interface descr... View full abstract»

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  • Application-Layer Traffic Analysis of a Peer-to-Peer System

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):70 - 77
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    Characterizing traffic behavior helps to optimize the network architecture for improved performance. Using a modified LimeWire servent (for both the server and client) and a variance-time plot for traffic characterization, the authors analyze the Gnutella protocol's traffic shape and find that the messages exhibit a self-similar shape. This result shows network designers that they need to consider... View full abstract»

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  • DCCP: Transport Protocol with Congestion Control and Unreliability

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):78 - 83
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    The datagram congestion control protocol (DCCP) is a new transport protocol standard that the IETF recently proposed. Because DCCP simultaneously features congestion control and unreliable transmission, it's especially suited to multimedia streaming applications and has thus received much attention. This article introduces DCCP's main characteristics and operation. View full abstract»

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  • Password Policy Purgatory

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):84 - 87
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    IT system users, (all of us), and administrators, (increasingly large numbers of us), must all manage some passwords. In this article, the author reviews some issues related to password policies and concludes that managing passwords, in any sensible manner, is becoming more and more of a nuisance for users, a factor that should be to the forefront when administrators are creating password policies... View full abstract»

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  • How Will We Interact with the Web of Data?

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):88 - 91
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    The Web is currently evolving from an information space of linked documents, to a Web of linked, machine-readable data. Perhaps counter-intuitively, this shift to publishing data for machine consumption raises many challenges for human-computer interaction. In this article I will discuss some of the implications of this trend for how we interact with the Web of data and consider how familiar tools... View full abstract»

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  • RPC and REST: Dilemma, Disruption, and Displacement

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):92 - 95
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    Whether RESTful HTTP will continue to displace remote procedure call (RPC)-oriented systems within the enterprise isn't ultimately just a matter of whether one approach is technically "better" than the other. The technology-adoption life cycle clearly indicates that such evaluations are relative. Technology choice is never black-and-white, and in the big picture, the time we spend arguing for one ... View full abstract»

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  • ORGs for Scalable, Robust, Privacy-Friendly Client Cloud Computing

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):96 - 99
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    The advent of multicore architecture stands to transform cloud computing in terms of scalability, robustness, and privacy. Social systems offer promising metaphors to address these issues. This column presents an approach based on organizations of restricted generality (ORGs), which are analogous to human organizations. View full abstract»

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  • Modeling Healthcare Logistics in a Virtual World

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):100 - 104
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    One of the main themes of these columns has been pervasive computing - exploring a collection of technologies that could work together to make it easier to usher in the Internet of things. In this paper, we review enabling technologies, then take a look at how we can use virtual worlds (in particular, Second Life) to accelerate pervasive computing's development. View full abstract»

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M. Brian Blake
University of Miami