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Enterprise architects have a range of frameworks at their fingertips, but their role also entails creating consensus and understanding between business and technical stakeholders.

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  • Web services

    Web services are a type of internet software that use standardized messaging protocols and are made available from an application service provider’s web server for use by a client or other web-based programs.

  • state diagram (state machine diagram or statechart diagram)

    A state diagram, also known as a state machine diagram or statechart diagram, is an illustration of the states an object can attain as well as the transitions between those states in the Unified Modeling Language (UML).

  • object-oriented programming (OOP)

    Object-oriented programming (OOP) is a programming language model where programs are organized around data, or objects, rather than functions and logic.

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App portability/interoperability

Recent advancements with automation, containerized code, distributed computing and DevOps have enabled software teams to achieve new heights in developing lightweight, portable apps that are dynamic, responsive, flexible and scalable. Find content here about maintaining app portability and interoperability through proper integration, migration and more.

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  • object-oriented programming (OOP)

    Object-oriented programming (OOP) is a programming language model where programs are organized around data, or objects, rather than functions and logic.

  • GraphQL

    GraphQL is a query language that describes how a client should request information through an application programming interface (API). In a broad sense, GraphQL is a syntax that developers can use to ask for specific data and return that data from multiple sources. Once the client defines the structure of the data needed, the exact same structure of data is returned from the server.

  • interoperability

    Interoperability (pronounced IHN-tuhr-AHP-uhr-uh-BIHL-ih-tee) is the ability of different systems, devices, applications or products to connect and communicate in a coordinated way, without effort from the end user.

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BPM and microservices

The combination of BPM and microservices offers a new world of opportunity for organizations looking to digitalize their critical business processes. This section reviews the tools, techniques and technologies that are driving the ability of microservices to truly support BPM needs and explores how organizations can manage this relationship properly.

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  • event

    An event, in a computing context, is an action or occurrence that can be identified by a program and has significance for system hardware or software.

  • EAI (enterprise application integration)

    Enterprise application integration (EAI) is the task of uniting the databases and workflows associated with business applications to ensure that the business uses the information consistently and that changes to core business data made by one application are correctly reflected in others.

  • employee self-service (ESS)

    Employee self-service (ESS) is a widely used human resources technology that enables employees to perform many job-related functions, such as applying for reimbursement, updating personal information and accessing company benefits information -- which was once largely paper-based, or otherwise would have been maintained by management or administrative staff.

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Microservices and development

As microservices continue to take a larger role in the operation of today's organizations, what does this mean for developers? Find content from our experts that looks at the development implications of microservices architecture, including the techniques, tools and guidelines they may need to rely on.

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  • Web services

    Web services are a type of internet software that use standardized messaging protocols and are made available from an application service provider’s web server for use by a client or other web-based programs.

  • state diagram (state machine diagram or statechart diagram)

    A state diagram, also known as a state machine diagram or statechart diagram, is an illustration of the states an object can attain as well as the transitions between those states in the Unified Modeling Language (UML).

  • Java virtual machine (JVM)

    A Java virtual machine (JVM), an implementation of the Java Virtual Machine Specification, interprets compiled Java binary code (called bytecode) for a computer's processor (or "hardware platform") so that it can perform a Java program's instructions.

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Digital transformation and app modernization

Technology changes rapidly. In order to stay competitive, organizations need to make sure they are on top of their digital transformation and application modernization processes. Here, our experts break down the ins and outs of these processes and examine the tools and strategies that will help push your transformation in the right direction and keep apps up to date.

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  • autoresponder

    An autoresponder is a computer program that automatically sends an email, SMS or a series of emails to a contact list subscriber based on time or event triggers.

  • mobile application development

    Mobile application development is the set of processes and procedures involved in writing software for small, wireless computing devices such as smartphones or tablets.

  • mobile application development platform (MADP)

    A mobile application development platform (MADP) is a type of software that allows a business to rapidly build, test and perhaps deploy mobile apps for smartphones and tablets.

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Managing architectures

No matter where you are on your journey to microservices or SOA, management should be a constant focus. This includes holistic governance, orchestration processes, proper management of APIs and more. This section provides news, tips, case studies and other content that look at how organizations should think about managing microservices architectures and SOA.

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  • Java

    Java is a widely used programming language expressly designed for use in the distributed environment of the internet.

  • RESTful API

    A RESTful API is an application program interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. A RESTful API -- also referred to as a RESTful web service -- is based on representational state transfer (REST) technology, an architectural style and approach to communications often used in web services development.

  • software

    Software is a set of instructions, data or programs used to operate computers and execute specific tasks.

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  • business impact analysis (BIA)

    Business impact analysis (BIA) is a systematic process to determine and evaluate the potential effects of an interruption to ...

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    RAID (redundant array of independent disks) is a way of storing the same data in different places on multiple hard disks to ...

  • dedicated cloud

    A dedicated cloud is a single-tenant cloud infrastructure, which essentially acts as an isolated, single-tenant public cloud.

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