Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Why this blog?

Why this blog?

This blog was inspired by a very interesting enterprise architecture project I had the pleasure of being part of. Two reasons made this project somehow more interesting than others. The architecture was supposed to cover service integration spanning the cloud, data center hosted services and services running on small and very small devices operated in the field. On top of that a lot of these field devices were manufactured by the customer himself, making them quite propriety.
This translates into distributed enterprise computing in a very heterogeneous environment.
Perfect fit for the by now quite mature JEE technologies?
In the end, only time will tell. But what we’ve seen so far looks really promising.
Anyway, we used a lot of “heavy weight” JEE technologies on very limited devices. And we are still experimenting.
This blog describes some of these efforts.
I choose the Raspberry Pi, or Pi for short, for representing our small field devices because it is easily available and quite cheap. Two or three Pis in a local network and JEE computing suddenly becomes very tangible and a lot of fun (if you have the kind of humor for this).

If you find this to be interesting, keep on reading and let me know what you think.

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