JBoss VP: Why Middleware is Hot, Powerful and Not Boring at
"Before we get started, let's clarify one thing: What is
the role of middleware in the enterprise?
"Bob Bickel: Middleware is used to integrate
corporate applications with one another and with databases,
allowing access over the Internet by customers, partners or
employees. Most people don't get it because they don't see it, but
the travel site where you're booking your airfare is powered by
middleware in the back end. Great middleware is the reason it takes
only a few seconds for the Web application to search the airlines'
databases and return information to you..."
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