TechEd Europe, I’m coming…

  After Tech·Ed Israel and Tech·Ed US, Europe will be my third TechEd this year and I’m really looking forward to it! Being part of the content team, I’m especially proud about the great speaker line-up and the quality content. Everyone involved in events like this knows how much energy and passion is required to…

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My Tuesday at JAOO

What a day it was. I was surfing on a great wave while attending sessions about DSL, AJAX and Agile Development. I started the day with Markus excellent session on DSL best practices. Beside many other things, he emphasized on building your own metamodel, which represents the formal definition of the domain being described. Hey…

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http://tempuri.org needs to be updated soon…

I’m really looking forward to see the following lines on http://tempuri.org:    [ServiceContract(Namespace = http://microsoft.com/webservices/“)]public interface IMyWebService{}

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Finally an msdn site on SaaS

Go to http://msdn.microsoft.com/architecture/saas/ to get more information on SaaS.

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Speaker Idol – Are you the Next Speaker Star?

I’m super excited about the “Tech·Ed Europe: Developers” Speaker Idol contest. I believe this is a great opportunity to become an invited speaker at Europe’s largest IT event! If you’re a great presenter as well as a subject matter expert, you should definitely consider to participate in our “Speaker Idol” contest. I thoroughly  believe this is a…

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Service-Oriented Modeling for Connected Systems – Part 1

Due my intense travel I completely forgot to blog that the first part of Arvindra and my paper on “Service-Oriented Modeling” got published on the Architecture Journal… In this paper we introduce a three part model that helps you to map business capabilities to service oriented implementation artifacts by using a so called service model….

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From Batman to Service BAT

I’m really happy to announce that the Service BAT workspace went public yesterday! What started as project Batman resulted into a full blown effort called Service BAT! Edward Bakker wrote a great blog entry about this new guidance and tooling experience for the service development domain!   Thank you guys @ p&p! I really like…

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It’s not about the Feature, it’s about the Scenario!

I just came back from South Africa where Arvindra, Ingo and myself delivered the Architect Forum on Software Factories in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. Since the Cape Town event was on Friday, we stayed over the weekend to explore the great landscape of the Capes. While Ingo and I were visiting the area of…

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Why Restaurants aren’t run by the Software Industry (part 2)

In my last post, I discussed some assets that restaurants enable to deliver high quality dishes on budget and on time. I truly believe that in the software industry we have to step up to the next level of predictability, quality and efficiency. Software Factories are a long term vision to improve productivity and predictability…

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Why Restaurants aren’t run by the Software Industry

Last week, I attended a great cooking class as part of my Architect Bootcamp delivery in Denmark. It is really impressive to see how this industry understands the streamlining of the creation of a meal but still is able to ensure the highest level of quality. While we were preparing parts of our own meal,…

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