||Loosely Coupled — The Missing Pieces of Web Services
352 pages, 2003, RDS Press
$39.99 US, $62.00 Canada
…essential reading for anyone seeking to deploy this technology.
—John Hagel, III, Management consultant and author of Out of the Box
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 of Information
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
|Strategies for Web Hosting and Managed Services
375 pages, November 2001, John Wiley & Sons
$39.99 US, $62.50 Canada
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 interesting 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!
||Peer-to-Peer Content Delivery
Using Information Additive Codecs
An RDS Whitepaper (PDF)
Doug Kaye has written a great whitepaper on “swarming” P2P content distribution systems, where a file’s availability 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’ availability 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
(in bOing bOing)