Slater in the Middle

By Kirk Kjeldsen

"One of the most difficult things about working in middleware is simply defining what middleware is," says Brian Slater, chairman of the board of UDICo., a provider of XML-based middleware solutions. "Middleware is an amorphous title, changing constantly."

He adds, "There’s a move from it being--among other things--a transport layer to one where there is an integration of data, business rules and workflow. Using data description languages such as dialects

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