Architect and Develop Search-Enabled Enterprise Applications

I have to admit that I fell in love with Enterprise Search… Finding stuff within an Enterprise is a very challenging task that differs in many ways from searching html or pdf on the web. Some of the questions I started to ask myself were: What is the impact of Enterprise Search for a Solution Architect? What does it take…

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The Iron Architect is back…

Simon just announced this year’s Iron Architect problem! I’m already looking forward to see some inspiring solutions…

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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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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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The three part model is going to the PDC

I’ve just came back from a podcasting session with Ron Jacobs. We recorded some podcasts about the “three part model” that Arvindra and I presented at TechEd Europe. If you’re interested in this stuff, come and join us @ the PDC pre-conference session “Patterns and Practices for Designing Service Oriented Applications — An Illustrated Example”.

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TechEd – What a great week…

TechEd Europe was a blast and I’m really proud that I was part of it! As a track owner for the ARC & CTS tracks, planning for TechEd started already in January. It looks like we made the right decisions: Both tracks were extremely well received! In addition, our 1 day pre-conference was also a great…

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Melted Cheese Effect…

You can find the first installment of a series of article about services and contracts here. Well done Maarten! Stay tuned for more articles and tools from Maarten, Christian and myself.

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TechEd Europe: Your input is required

All our tracks will host a panel. This allows you to have your question answered by an impressive group of experts. We are running the following two panels in the ARC and CTS. PNL002 Software Factories: How and When?  Steve Cook , Eric Lee , Ted Neward , Maarten Mullender , Gareth Jones , Imran…

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