#WWW2011 and the Grand Programming Challenge

The Grand Programming Challenge at WWW 2011 I recently received an email which provides updates about the WWW 2011 conference. As this year’s conference will be held in Hyderabad, India I suspect there won’t be as many participants from the UK as there has...

What Makes a Good API?

I previously mentioned “What Makes A Good API?” work which my colleague Marieke Guy is working on. Marieke set up a very brief research survey asking developers about use of APIs (both providing and consuming).  The survey (which was first announced on...

“SOA Is Dead”

“SOA is dead; long live services” announced Anne Thomas Manes recently. In her obituary for SOA she wrote: SOA met its demise on January 1, 2009, when it was wiped out by the catastrophic impact of the economic recession. SOA is survived by its offspring:...