Joseph Gulla

Joseph Gulla




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  • Trend Watch: Open-Source Software
    03/20/2017
  • Trend Watch: Modernization
    03/13/2017
  • Trend Watch: Mobile
    03/06/2017
  • Trend Watch: Linux
    02/27/2017
  • Trend Watch: Cloud Computing
    02/20/2017
  • Another New Economy: Cloud

    This is the first post in a new series on the cloud economy. Since mid-April, I have been exploring new economies leveraging software. I’m also including hardware and services when they’re part of the new economy’s system. Cloud is more than a software economy as cloud services involve a whole structure of software, computer hardware, people, procedures and data. 

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    Posted: May 30, 2016 |

    Reverse Engineering Business Rules

    This is the last post in this series on software for Business Rules Management Systems (BRMS) software. In this post, I discuss the flip side of the business rule discussion, specifically extracting rules from existing applications. Think of a coin, it has two sides, head and tail. In the previous posts, I have been writing about the head of the coin—BRMS software that makes it possible to predefine the rules then use them at run time from the application. The tail side of the coin is using software and human invention to reverse engineer the business rules that are imbedded in the running code.

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    Posted: May 23, 2016 |

    More on Business Rules Management Systems Software

    This post picks up where last week's post left off. Last week, the focus was licensed Business Rules Management Systems (BRMS) middleware from IBM. This post focuses on open-source tools and briefly discusses a few organizations centered on research and implementation of business rules in a wide variety of settings.

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    Posted: May 16, 2016 |

    Business Rules Management Systems Software

    In my last post, I revisited the topic of Business Rules Management Software (BRMS). This software is a fascinating segment of middleware that’s very useful to companies that need a cost-effective way to update frequently changing business rules and policies. In this post, I’ll begin to explore the software available in the marketplace.

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    Posted: May 09, 2016 |

    A Second Look at Business Rules

    Back in February, I published a brief post on business rules as a system. As part of this series on new software economies, I revisit business rules middleware in more detail. This is the first of two posts on a class of middleware called business rules management systems (BRMS).

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    Posted: May 02, 2016 |

    Tools for the API Economy

    In this post, I explore the ways that the new APIs work and get into the programming approach and bring in some open source and traditional licensed products to help get a deeper understanding of this new economy.

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    Posted: April 25, 2016 |

    New Software Economies

    This is the first post in a series that explores new computing paradigms involving hardware, software and services. I’m very interested in the intersection of new technology and the enterprise server. The focus of this first post is APIs, as they’re being used in a new and exciting way. APIs, as discussed here, relate to enterprise servers as they hold so many applications and so much data that warrants greater access and use.

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    Posted: April 18, 2016 |

    Application Management

    This is the last post in a series that celebrates important ideas in the development of business systems and the applications that support them. The subject of this post is application management as it was and how it is today. As a well publicized discipline, application management emerged in the 1990s after systems and network management had already developed and matured. It appeared in response to the challenge of managing client-server applications. However, it started to emerge slowly starting in the 1970s.

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    Posted: April 11, 2016 |

    Managing Systems

    This is the sixth post in a series that celebrates important ideas in the development of business systems and the applications that support them. The subject of this post is systems management as it was and how it is today. Managing systems is often written about in the historical content of systems, network and application management—the sequence in which they rose in importance over time in IT.

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    Posted: April 04, 2016 |

    Managing Projects

    This is the fifth post in a series that celebrates important ideas in the development of business systems and the applications that support them. The subject of this post is project management as it was and how it is today.

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    Posted: March 28, 2016 |

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