Service Oriented Enterprise

Saturday, June 25, 2005

When will SOA take off?  

In 135 days.

Seriously - the Web service and SOA era will begin in 135 days.

posted by jeff | 4:10 PM

176 I.T. Jobs Posted in USA  

In the last 24 hours, 176 I.T. and software related jobs were posted on

I was curious how many were posted in India however it was difficult to tell. Even when limiting the search engine to only return jobs posted in the last 24 hours, the number posted exceeded the limit. I attempted to further tune the search criteria but was still hitting limits.

My best guess is that in the last 24 hours approximately 3,000 to 4,000 jobs were posted on for India.

After sampling the job descriptions, it appears as though approximately 70% of the jobs posted in India were designated to fill U.S. demand. If this math is correct, that means that for every software job requirement that is posted in the United States, fourteen are posted in India to fill the same U.S. demand.

posted by jeff | 9:25 AM

Monday, June 20, 2005

AToM: Sun Needs to Learn From Microsoft  

We have a clear winner in the quote of the month category:

Anne Thomas Manes, a Boston-based analyst with Burton Group Inc., echoed those sentiments.

"What bothers me is that I really don't like JAX-WS," Manes said. "The Sun JAX-WS team really needs to learn a few things from Microsoft. They should be building something like Indigo—a common programming model that encompasses JAX-WS/JAXM, JMS, RMI and EJB. But Sun doesn't get that."

Can someone please send me the name of the person at Sun who is responsible for this? (Yes, I'm still interested in seeing prediction #7 of 2004 come true... how sad.)

posted by jeff | 10:43 AM