Matt Deacon's digestive blog

Architectural ruminations

April, 2006

  • Copycat services and value chains

    I've wanted to mention copycat services since the last IASA meeting and the chat some of us had over Pizza afterwards. We were talking about web services and I was on one about value chains and how these could drive standards. In the case of successful...
  • Rise of the SaaS Appliance!

    It's been an interesting month, been talking a lots of interesting people. One guy, Alexis Richardson was talking about a range of SaaS models, such as the internally managed Service and the external thrid-party Service. But in between we talked about...
  • Welcome to the UK IASA Birmingham Chapter

    Well after many months of threatening that this would happen we’ve now established our second IASA Chapter in the UK, Birmingham! The first public meeting of the Birmingham chapter is scheduled for 25th May which will include a talk from Dr Richard...
  • More ARCasts from Insight!

    Great chats with Colin Bird, CTO, Conchango on Agile Development and another from Richard Hall, CTO, Avanade on Next Generation Infrastructure .
  • What's the IASA?

    Cool ARCast from Paul Preiss, IASA President actually recorded while he was at the Architect Insight Conference in the UK!
  • Leading edge thought leadership from the UK!

    Ron Jacob has released a few more Architect Insight interviews on Channel 9: Andrew Herbert , Director of Microsoft Research Cambridge talks, about cutting edge research. Steve Jones , Capgemini, talks about how service orientation can help IT to...
  • Web 2.0 Innovation map

    Self promotion never hurts but where's all the Web 2.0 in the UK then? http://www.fourio.com/web20map/
  • WiMax

    I was talking with a friend about the threat to mobile operators from wireless mobile devices and the increasing coverage of wireless networks when he pointed me to and article detailing the deal between Intel and Pipex to target cities with WiMax ! ...
  • Great Travel Mashup!

    A colleague pointed me to this traffic site earlier today ... magic!
  • More detail on SPARK

    Dave Hill has written a great blog describing what went on at Spark, the 2 workshop on Web 2.0 and SOA that was held in Las Vegas last month. I particularily like the comments in Phase II where he talks about the 'opposing forces'. This plays firmly...
  • Ivar Jacobson Interview at Insight

    Ron Jacobs has just posted his interview with Ivar Jacobson that was conducted in front of a packed audience at the UK Architect Insight Conference last month! Well worth a listen ... and well worth having a look at what Ivar is up to these days:)...
  • Life on the outside

    I've had a few comments about my throw away comment about life on the outside in a recent post and what I meant by this. To me this is Web 2.0 country. The interest for me lies in the line between this and the Enterprise where SOA lives (or thinks it...
  • Microsoft Technical Roadshow 2006

    <<Formatting issue resolved>> Few dates for your diary ... The Microsoft Technical Roadshow kicks off on 2 nd May and is going to cover 5 locations across the UK (Bristol, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh). The events are slightly...
  • WOA - hold on what all this?

    Not that many will know and I am sure much less care but a few years back I was Technical Director of Sunbather a new media design agency that merged with Razorfish just prior to the dotcom meltdown. So its with avid interest that I have been following...
  • Insight Slide decks!

    The slide decks for Architect Insight are now available at the following location: http://www.microsoft.com/uk/msdn/architecture/architectinsight/download.mspx#dayone Enjoy!