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Architectural ruminations

April, 2005

  • Service Oriented Architectural Layers

    I mentioned in an earlier blog that I’d talk about SO layers at some point. Well, given that they featured in my presentation the other day I guess that now is as good a time as any to do so. S OA as I've said previously is more than just a distributed...
  • Interoperability and Integration Forum 26th April 2005

    We hosted the EMEA Architect forum at Thames Valley Park yesterday which was from my perspective a great success, judging from the panel discussion that we held at the end. Special thanks to Chris Baldwin (Microsoft) and the boys from ThoughtWorks (Nick...
  • Guidance Automation Toolkit

    I’ve been following the work by Tom Hollander and Wojtek Kozaczynski from patterns and practices closely for some time now and been lucky enough to get an early view on their work on the Guidance Automation Toolkit. Well, they’ve now gone public and produced...
  • Software Practice Advancement (SPA) Conference 2005

    I've been at SPA for the past few days and had planned to blog a bit while here but really there's been really little time to do so! I really had no idea what to expect when I got here, but finally, got my eureka experience of what SPA actually means...
  • The Enterprise Service Bus – product or architecture?

    There’s a bit of a buzz going around at the moment relating to ESB; probably the result of someone shaking a “marketing tree” somewhere! The problem with the world of TLAs is that they are easy to invent, but it is a completely different matter to...
  • Service Oriented Anti-patterns; a road map for Service Oriented Anarchy

    I’ve had bloggers block (or is it bloggers droop?) for a while now. I’ve wanted to write something about SOA, but the thoughts just wouldn’t coalesce into anything I could relay in any legible form. That is until know I guess, unless I get a response...
  • Are you ready to experience SQL Server 2005?

    Announcing the launch of the SQL Server 2005 Virtual Hands on labs. In these labs, you will get to experience many of the new features in SQL Server 2005 including CLR integration, XML support and deep business intelligence integration. Just follow...
  • Enterprise Library events 21st April

    We are also running 2 ½ day sessions on Enterprise Library (with Ron Jacobs ) on 21 st April, one for customers (AM) and one for partners (PM) . Enterprise Library Overview Session The patterns & practices Enterprise Library is a library of...
  • Connected Systems Architect Forum 16th June

    Registration is now available for the next UK Architect Forum on Connected Systems on 16th June. This'll be a great follow on from the Interoperability Forum that runs on the 26th of this month.