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i-Technology 2008 Predictions: Where's RIAs, AJAX, SOA and Virtualization Headed in 2008?

SYS-CON's Annual i-Technology Predictions Round-Up

Managing web services . Governance . Web service servers . BPEL

DR ADAM KOLAWA
CEO & Co-Founder, Parasoft

Considered to be a visionary in his field, Dr Kolawa's years of experience with various software development processes has resulted in his unique insight into the high-tech industry and the uncanny ability to successfully identify technology trends. As a result, he has orchestrated the development of numerous successful commercial software products to meet growing industry needs to improve software quality - often before the trends have been widely accepted. Kolawa has been granted ten patents for the technologies behind these innovative products.

 

 

 

 

1. I expect that the industry will recognize that managing web services is much more complicated than initially anticipated. People are finding that the systems being built nowadays are strangely interconnected to the rest of the world… and every time they touch those systems, something else is impacted. I predict that this will lead to growing interest in web service governance.

 

2. As more and more people expose their existing systems as web service servers, I think we will see a lot of situations where service consumers try to use these applications in ways that the original designers did not anticipate. This is a classic case of missing requirements and miscommunication. I expect that this will also lead to tighter governance.

3. I think that BPEL will continue to advance and people will find new applications for BPEL. Eventually, it will sink in that:

  • Anything can be a web service
  • Everything is a business process.

 

See next pages for predictions from: Eric Newcomer, IONA Technologies; Bill Roth, BEA Systems; Brad Abrams, Microsoft; Kevin Hoffman, iPhone Developer's Journal; Ian Thain, Sybase; Yakov Fain, Farata Systems.

 

More Stories By Jeremy Geelan

Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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Don Babcock 01/08/08 10:40:10 AM EST

The one technology that didn't even get mentioned in this list of "the next big things" and prognostications is rules engine technology. Rules engine technology is to "M" and and to some extent the "C" parts of MVC (which was mentioned in several ways) what the word processor is to writing and the database engine is to information storage and retrieval. The potential for "mashups" and the like is HUGE. Writing code with meta descriptions and code generators can only get you incremental improvements in productivity. Rules Engines can deliver (they have for us) order of magnitude productivity/reliability improvement. I guess they are still below the radar of the pundit prognosticators for 2008.

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