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Aug 18, 2005, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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JBoss VP: Why Middleware is Hot, Powerful and Not Boring at All

"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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