The more things change

  title={The more things change},
  author={Steve Vinoski},
  journal={IEEE Internet Computing},
Developing any nontrivial middleware-based distributed system is hard, regardless of the middleware technology. Although technology's continuous march should make systems easier to develop, somehow the details always remain challenging. New technologies only seem to make simple things simpler; they don't help with the more complex things. Horizontal concerns, such as security, transactions, fault tolerance, load balancing, and enterprise management, never seem to get easier, regardless of what… CONTINUE READING
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