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Author Archives: Jim Marino

Jim is a specialist in middleware technologies at Metaform Systems where he helps clients deliver systems with an emphasis on high-reliability and low-latency. Prior to Metaform, Jim was Director of Technology at BEA Systems.

Service Composition: Modularity for SOA and Event-Driven Applications, Part I


Modularity is a cornerstone of good application design. As systems become more distributed, we’re faced with unique challenges to achieving effective modularity. How do you organize, encapsulate, and version loosely-coupled services? In this series of posts, I will cover how modular architectures were built for two diverse Java-based applications: a highly reliable SOA tax processing platform that interfaces with legacy ...

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Wiring-in-the-Large: The Missing Technology for Java Cloud Applications


Have you ever wondered why dependency injection in most Java frameworks is only for local, in-process services as opposed to distributed services? I recently came across Paul Maritz’s keynote (skip to minute 32) at the 2013 EMC World conference, which made me think about this question in the context of cloud platforms. The keynote is an excellent and well thought-out statement ...

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