SOAP – Simple Object Access Protocol

SOAP is a simple XML-based protocol to let applications exchange information over HTTP.

Or more simply: SOAP is a protocol for accessing a Web Service.

What is SOAP?

  • SOAP stands for Simple Object Access Protocol
  • SOAP is a communication protocol
  • SOAP is for communication between applications
  • SOAP is a format for sending messages
  • SOAP communicates via Internet
  • SOAP is platform independent
  • SOAP is language independent
  • SOAP is based on XML
  • SOAP is simple and extensible
  • SOAP allows you to get around firewalls
  • SOAP is a W3C recommendation

Why SOAP?

It is important for application development to allow Internet communication between programs.

Today’s applications communicate using Remote Procedure Calls (RPC) between objects like DCOM and CORBA, but HTTP was not designed for this. RPC represents a compatibility and security problem; firewalls and proxy servers will normally block this kind of traffic.

A better way to communicate between applications is over HTTP, because HTTP is supported by all Internet browsers and servers. SOAP was created to accomplish this.

SOAP provides a way to communicate between applications running on different operating systems, with different technologies and programming languages.

A Thesis on Soap: SOAP Web Services

SOAP on Wikipedia

Stadia High speed Wifi for Boca Juniors Football Club

Argentine soccer club Boca Juniors has closed a deal with Internet and cable TV provider Fibertel to install high-speed wi-fi and optical fiber in its home stadium, FayerWayer reports.

Familiarly known as “La Bombonera,” the Alberto J. Armando stadium is located in Buenos Aires’ neighborhood of La Boca. Inaugurated in 1940, it can now host 61,000 supporters.

As you can imagine, most of them have mobile phones, which can cause the type of connection overload we witnessed during the Olympic Games in London this summer. At the time, Olympics officials had to ask Londoners to “take it easy” tweeting and texting.

To prevent a similar problem from happening, Fibertel will install 60 antennas all across the stadium. According to the club, this will be a first in Latin America.

Ultimately, Boca Junior’s ambition is to create a more social experience around its game, as the audience will now be able to post comments and pictures on social networks in real time.

Source: The next web

Will Facebook Open an Office in Africa or Nigeria to be Precise?

When the Search Giant Google opened up its Office in Nigeria, It was a welcome idea to the ICT world and professionals, At least we can enjoy more benefits of the Internet Integral Solution to our uptake in IT while Google extends its Ad services within the business of the country, It could be a Win-win situation for the Search Giant as the Nigeria Internet usage keeps exploding and businesses are getting the edge of using the Internet as part of Business even Government.

But along the side i ask, Where is Facebook? Will the Social Giant also consider an office in Nigeria or yet Africa? Maybe its a bad time to ask the Question due to the ever falling stock prices which is at $20 today and our boy Mark falling short of over $423 Million dollars in the past months. However, It might also be a question that can answer the need for expansion and what can better the lot later on.

Okay, Google sells search and business Addons, What does Facebook sell? Advertisement? is that just it, well am still thinking. But with South Africa and Nigeria leading the Usage in Africa with 5,133,620 and 5,022,540 respectively, Isnt it not just fair that there is no Facebook Africa/Nigeria? Check Facebook Country Demographics here

Facebook International offices include: Amsterdam, Auckland, Brussels, Dublin, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Hyderabad, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Selangor, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo, and Toronto according http://newsroom.fb.com/content/default.aspx?NewsAreaId=22 with no Africa … hmmm

Okay, I know the question on your mind like “What will Facebook gain if it comes down?“, Well, If they don’t come down they wont see what to do more, One thing is sure that we know, They have a saturated market in the US North and South America and with increasing Internet and Mobile Penetration in Africa, they might no get the Auto Usage they may hope for if they don’t get on ground and do some work.

I just feel there is a Win-Win Solution for Facebook and Africa/Nigeria anyway, even in a Global market, Physical presence go a long way to build loyalty and strengthen business.

Its just a thot …. What ya’ll think?

Get your Freedom from excess Social Media & Internet with Freedom

Okay we’ve talked about your addiction to the Internet and Social Media, I guess its time to do something about it. Well i found out two great guys, Ok apps that can help you with that withdrawal. One is Freedom which shuts your Internet Connection out and forces you to use the time allocated for your Outernet activities before you log back on and the other is RescueTime which shows you a vivid graph of your life behind the PC and hoping you will change and monitor progress.

Freedom is a simple productivity application that locks you away from the internet on Mac or Windows computers for up to eight hours at a time. At the end of your offline period, Freedom allows you back on the internet.

If the internet is distracting you from your work, Freedom might be the best 10 dollars you’ll ever spend, Its free to try before you buy so test now

Freedom enforces freedom; you’ll need to reboot if you want to get back online while Freedom’s running. The hassle of rebooting means you’re less likely to cheat, and you’ll enjoy enhanced productivity.

RescueTime is an app that helps you answer “How on earth am i spending my day” or simplay put “Am i spending my day the right way”? well that’s waht rescuetime helps you answer. RescueTime helps you figure out the answer by showing you how you spend your time on the computer. RescueTime is a web-based time management and analytics tool for knowledge workers who want to be more efficient and productive. The best way to get a sense of how it works for you or your team is to test it free here.

RescueTime helps you with the graph view and yes it has one cool banning action like freedom, However instead of cutting your internet connection, RescueTime shuts down access to like 3 of your most used Site so you can focus, and yes that tool is called “Get Focused”.

Install Rescue-Time today, You’ll be up and running in a minute or two. Not yet ready to give it a try? View one of the tour videos or scroll down for some feature screenshots.

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Yahoo Hires New CEO..and its Google’s 20th Employee – Marissa Mayer

from TechCrunch

I am sure you have heard that Yahoo has a new CEO? Well if you havent then here is it, Yahoo has a new CEO and its a “coup” why, Because its an Ex-Google’s Executive, in fact she was Google’s 20th employee way back 1999, and she is Marissa Mayer.

Okay, for some like you, I never heard of her until today so i googled her and surprisingly, she has been in the pack of our todays technology and looks like a good catch for Yahoo…or i think?

According to Mashable , Mayer, 37, was employee number 20 at Google and was a crucial asset to the search giant, introducing more than 100 features and products to the site during her tenure. In October 2010, Mayer, who held the title VP of Search Product, began overseeing location and local services at the company. An engineer by trade, Mayer was among the top echelon at Google with access to company co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

And Here is Yahoo’s full statement regarding Mayer’s appointment:

Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO) today announced that it has appointed Marissa Mayer as President and Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors effective July 17, 2012. The appointment of Ms. Mayer, a leading consumer internet executive, signals a renewed focus on product innovation to drive user experience and advertising revenue for one of the world’s largest consumer internet brands, whose leading properties include Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Sports, Yahoo! Mobile, Yahoo! Mail, and Yahoo! Search.

Mayer said, “I am honored and delighted to lead Yahoo!, one of the internet’s premier destinations for more than 700 million users. I look forward to working with the Company’s dedicated employees to bring innovative products, content, and personalized experiences to users and advertisers all around the world.”

Most recently, Mayer was responsible for Local, Maps, and Location Services for Google, the company’s suite of local and geographical products including Google Maps, Google Earth, Zagat, Street View, and local search, for desktop and mobile. Mayer joined Google in 1999 as its 20th employee and led efforts for many of Google’s most recognizable products, including the development of its flagship search product and iconic homepage for over 10 years. Mayer managed some of Google’s most successful innovations, launching more than 100 features and products including image, book and product search, toolbar, iGoogle, Google News, and Gmail — creating much of the “look and feel” of the Google user experience.

Yahoo! Co-Founder David Filo said, “Marissa is a well-known, visionary leader in user experience and product design and one of Silicon Valley’s most exciting strategists in technology development. I look forward to working with her to enhance Yahoo’s product offerings for our over 700 million unique monthly visitors.”

“The Board of Directors unanimously agreed that Marissa’s unparalleled track record in technology, design, and product execution makes her the right leader for Yahoo! at this time of enormous opportunity,” said Fred Amoroso, Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Mayer received her B.S. in Symbolic Systems and her M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University, specializing in artificial intelligence for both degrees. She is credited as an inventor on several patents in artificial intelligence and interface design.

“Yahoo!’s products will continue to enhance our partnerships with advertisers, technology and media companies, while inspiring and delighting our users. There is a lot to do and I can’t wait to get started,” Mayer said.

I am sure you are thinking what i am thinking, after the appointment of 2 CEO is less than2 years, Would this change be the saving grace for the company that literally introduced some of us to the world of Internet? I guess we just have to wait and see

Adobe flash player installer installation encountered errors

Trying to Install the New Adobe Flash Player and failed? Welcome to my world…. I had the same issue trying to install the new adobe flash player after i re-installed my Operating System (Vista), I search through Adobe websites buh seems there are to many fix to go through.. I even tried installing the AdobeAIR Installer itself wondering if that could be my problem.

So what was my problem? Well The Download was successful but at a point, It wants to download or do some retrieval and the i get the Error “Installation Encountered Errors” – Action List Not Found

 After digging around, I found my fix somewhere in the middle …

Actionlist not found / Unable to download metafile / Failed to initialize / Certification authentication failed / Invalid certificate

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The Outernet is still Out there if you ever get tired of D Internet

I read this post from Richard Darell and cannot but want to write about it or not want to share it. If you have been using the Internet since it became popular sometime during the late ’80s or the beginning of the ’90s, you know that it has changed significantly since then. Our entire society revolves around it now, and seemingly every technology company is putting some effort into converting their products into online gadgets. It doesn’t matter if it is a toaster or the latest smartphone, they are all being modified with each model, and it won’t be long before you can’t even buy a gadget or appliance without having to plug it into the Internet. The Internet has become so popular that we now spend more time online than we spend outside in the real world. That means that we’re actually online even when we’re outside.
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Have you Joined a PaaS yet? CloudFoundry awaits you

Cloud Foundry is an open platform as a service, providing a choice of clouds, developer frameworks and application services. Initiated by VMware, with broad industry support, Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy and scale applications. It is an open source project and is available through a variety of private cloud distributions and public cloud instances, including CloudFoundry.com. Cloud Foundry is an Application Execution Environment like Google AppEngine, Salesforce.com, AWS, Microsoft Azure, Engine Yard, Heroku e.t.c with a +
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RE: NIGERIA NATIONAL ICT POLICY DRAFT

Finally, after long years of ICT related divergence Ministries, bodies, laws, policy and efforts in various directions, there is a move to work through one focal point which I think for once is very good.

Download the Draft here from the Ministry of Communications Technology Website

I read Gbenga Sesan’s view on this draft and i share some of his thots as do the following.

Firstly, Section 6 which mentioned naming the ministry “Ministry of Communications and Information Technology” and bringing other related ICT agencies under its purview should be embraced. While name doesn’t depicts the Ministry’s actions, there is a need to pursue this vision under the right naming convention cos everything ICT is not inside Communications Technology and even down the Draft, the term ICT was used through out stating the ministry of CT left as an important I missing from its name.
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