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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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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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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We’re looking for a new colleague

We (Arvindra, Kevin & I) are looking for a bright new colleague in the role of a Solution Architect Evangelist working for Microsoft EMEA HQ. If you’re an experienced architect who’s passionate about technology as well as the business and you don’t mind traveling, just have a look here.

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Virtual Indigo Track @ TechEd Europe

I’m really happy about the massive Indigo coverage we’re going to have at TechEd Europe. Since this content is brand new, the presenters agreed on doing a lot of extra work! Thanks guys, I owe you all a beer… Introducing “Indigo” – The Unified Framework for Building Connected Systems, Ari Bixhorn Implementing “Indigo” Endpoints –…

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WSCWS: Post Mortem,

I delivered my Web Service Competency Workshop (WSCWS) in EMEA during the last 4 month. It was a great time: I met a lot of bright people, had great discussions about technology as well as the meaning of life. That’s why I like to share some of the non-technical experiences with you: Iceland, ReykjavikI haven’t…

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