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The 2008 Top Ten - Looking ahead to 2009

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The 2008 Top Ten - Looking ahead to 2009

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So 2008 is nearly at an end and there's no better way than to look back on it so we can look forward to 2009.  We've put together a list of articles that featured on Architecture Zone and SOA Zone that had the highest number of reads.  If you felt that something else deserved to be on the list, then just drop me a comment and tell me why it should be included.  On a personal note, my interview with Miko Matsumura was certainly the pick of the bunch - it was fun and enlightening at the same time.  A close second was my discussion with Gunther Lenz of Microsoft on Software Factories with .NET.

The 10 Top List for 2008

#1 and #2 and #8 Functional Web Services Testing made Easy with SoapUI

Meera's two parter on testing web services using SoapUI turned out to be a real hit.  To me it suggests an area in which many people are probably struggling.  Part 3 made it to #8 spot as well.  So hats off to Meera!

#3 and #6 Pattern Based Development with ServiceMix / Mule 2.0

Jos Dirksen and Tijs Rademakers really went out of their way to make the Open Source ESBs accessible to the community.  Apart from there ServiceMix article, the same example with Mule came in at #6 as well.  We followed up both articles with an interview and book giveaway last month.

#4 and #9 Building Multi-core Ready Java Applications

With the huge discussions about which platforms are ready for multi-core, Eric Bruno told us about how Java features in this exciting and fast paced space.  This was a two parter and the second part secured the #9 spot.

#5 Common REST Design Pattern

Ricky Ho of eBay spends a lot of his time on parallel processing but took a bit of a deviation by visiting the other hot topic of the year - REST.

#7 REST != HTTP

Not suprisingly, we had even more REST chatter from Ted Neward who made the #7 spot with his take on REST.  In fact, we had more REST from Bill Burke of JBoss as well.

#10 Service-Orientation vs. Object-Orientation: Understanding the Impedance Mismatch

Masoud Kalali, my co-zone leader in the Architecture and SOA zones did a brilliant job of explaining an architectural dilemma for SOA practitioners.

In case you missed any ...

Here's the list of articles in order of most number of reads.

  1. Functional Web Services Testing Made Easy with SoapUI - Part 1
  2. Functional Web Services Testing Made Easy with SoapUI - Part 2
  3. Pattern Based Development with ServiceMix
  4. Building Multi-core Ready Java Applications, Part I
  5. Common REST Design Pattern
  6. Pattern Based Development with Mule 2.0
  7. REST != HTTP
  8. Functional Web Services Testing Made Easy with SoapUI - Part 3
  9. Build Multi-core Ready Java Applications, Part 2
  10. Service-Orientation vs. Object-Orientation: Understanding the Impedance Mismatch

And what would you like to read about in 2009

While we are planning our editorial calendar for 2009, why not drop a comment with topics that you think will be of interest in 2009.

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