What a treat! This book is an absolute must for CIOs and
CTOs and any of us that need to penetrate the hype of
web services in order to discover realistic ways to leverage
loosely coupled technologies for strategic advantage.
John Seely Brown, Former chief scientist,
Xerox Corporation and co-author of The Social Life
I'm very impressed by the range of Doug Kaye's grasp
of the crucial concepts, ranging from what's important
to business to the current and future technologies.
Eric Newcomer, CTO, IONA
Anyone in charge of e-business who is looking to revolutionize
their business interactions must read this book.
John McDowall, CTO, Grand Central Communications
Loosely Coupled goes beyond simply echoing the hype
surrounding web services, and offers invaluable guidance
in the benefits to be gained and strategies for deploying
web services initiatives that drive real business value.
Mark Potts, CTO, Talking Blocks
The ultimate resource for selecting a complex Web hosting vendor.
Rawlson King, The
Web Host Industry Review
The content in this book is amazing.
One of my favorite chapters in the book is "The
Dark Side of Outsourcing"--where he tells you everything
that can go wrong--so you're prepared to avoid all of
those things. If you're looking for a 'how to think' approach
to the problem of outsourcing your hosting, this book
is the place to start!
...very impressed...A great job in making it intersting
enough for experienced business consumers while keeping
within the grasp of the first timer.
I spent a few hours reading Doug Kaye's excellent book,
and am impressed by how thorough he is, his focus on subjects
dear to my heart (operations management, service levels
and contract management), and Doug's clear and engaging
writing style. This book stands apart because there is
a dearth of books that address any of the topics, much
less all three. Bravo Doug!
Doug Kaye has written a great whitepaper on "swarming"
P2P content distribution systems, where a file's availbility
in a network increases as a function of its demand --
if traditional client-server is a Tragedy of the Commons
where the most valuable resources' availablity dwindles
away to zero, P2P CDNs are a Commons where the sheep shit
grass, where the act of consuming a resource actually
increases its availability. Here's the PDF of Doug's paper
-- nice work, Doug!
Cory Doctorow, Electronic Frontier Foundation