Michael Platt's WebLog

Computer Engineering

April, 2004

  • SOA

    SOA Vision Definition Strategy High level conceptual architectural view of SOA: http://msdn.microsoft.com/architecture/application/default.aspx?pull=/library/en-us/dnea/html/eaappconland.asp SOA in terms of city planning (Metropolis...
  • Tech Ed 2004

    Tech Ed this year is being touted as much more architecturally focussed than ever before with a special architect track so I though I would go and have a look at what sessions I would go to at Teched . First of all there are a terrifying number of breakouts...
  • Lightweight Architectural Design Process (LADP)

    I went to see a mainframe customer about rearchitecting their system last week and went through a fairly specific set of stages as part of the process. Thinking about it I realised that I do tend to have a process which I aways use when undertaking an...
  • Lightweight Architectural Design Process (LADP) Phase 2

    This article covers stage 2 of the Lightweight Architectural Design Process; the present system and constraints (the as is phase). The IT manager continued on from the business overview with the Sysop (Systems Operator) and Sysprog (System Programmer...
  • Architectural Certification and Licensing

    I am really interested in the whole area of Architectural Training, Certification and Licensing. I believe that we need a strong Architectural profession if we are going to be a viable and credible body of experts and that implies a corpus of knowledge...
  • SOA Materials

    Posted a taxonomy for SOA information along with links at http://blogs.msdn.com/michael_platt/articles/116760.aspx
  • Whitehorse Webcast

    I am busy preparing for my webcast about Visual Studio “Whidbey” - Visual Design and Validation of Connected Systems , a snappy title that I copied from the PDC. It’s on Wednesday 07/04/2004 at 15:00 GMT (see https://msevents-eu...
  • Architect Journal

    Arvindra has just given me the April copy of the Architects Journal; Journal2. It looks great (although the lime green is rather bold!) with a ton of SOA related materials covering agility, implementations and patterns amongst others. We will be...
  • Modelling Links

    I have added an article with links to all the DSL modelling articles I know of at http://blogs.msdn.com/michael_platt/articles/94569.aspx . Let me know if there is anything I have missed
  • Lightweight Architectural Design Process (LADP) Phase 1

    Following on from my blog about LADP I am going to go through each stage of the architectural design process with a real life scenario. This article covers stage 1, the business level overview and requirements. So for this particular example engagement...
  • DSI, MSD and LADP

    I'm off to give a presentation on DSI and SDM this afternoon and so have been doing a ton of prep. At the same time there is a lot of discussion inside Microsoft about what architectural guidance that we can give on top of DSL's , SOA and DSI . We have...
  • Ot 2004 Day 3

    So on to the last day of Ot 2004. This started with a keynote by Joshua bloch on how to design a good api. His premise was that as api’s lasted for a long time you had to do a good job of designing them which is hard to disagree with. He then had...