SOA AS THE ÜBER-CONTAINER PART II

In my last blog entry I posited that an intuitive way to think of SOA was as the über-container; an Enterprise Wide, virtual container, in which all our business applications run. This über-container would provide infrastructure services to provide for all the housekeeping necessities that are not actually related to the business purpose at hand:…

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SOA as the Uber-Container?

Almost since the beginning of computer programming, there have been containers. I grant you that the very first programmer’s had the entire machine to themselves and their “programs” sat right on top… see full article

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Where’d the Service go? (or why I’m tempted to short DirecTV’s stock)

Companies thrive or die based on V-C. By V I mean the Value they provide to the customer, by C I mean their Costs in delivering this Value. Now the company doesn’t determine the Value, only the customer can do that (just how badly did you want that new iThingy?). What the Company gets to…

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The Revenge of the Typewriter

I haven’t written anything for my blog for sometime now, other matters have been taking my full attention, but I decided it was about time I restarted it so here goes…   I recently had a conversation with a colleague that started an interesting thought process.  He asked me to look at some code he…

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A Chance to Meet the Guru’s!

A friend of mine alerted me to a course being put on in Redmond by PluralSight.  For those of you who don’t know them, it is a small company founded by some of the top talent from DevelopMentor with a vision of creating a community within the .NET world where developers can find help, guidance…

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A Comparison of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Event Driven Architecture (EDA)

I was in a conversation with one of my clients the other day when he casually asked me, “So what are your thoughts on the question of SOA vs. EDA?”.  My blank, uncomprehending stare caused him to continue by explaining that representatives from a large “research and advise” firm that I shall not name had…

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What Lessons Can An Old Typewriter Teach Us?

It was a bright sunny afternoon in early January, the sun was shining in a blue sky with just the occasional puffy white cloud, the temperature was in the mid 70’s and all was well in my little world.  I was on a back road to a little airstrip from which I like to fly…

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Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) – what’s the point?

Of all the questions I get asked these days, the most often asked and most difficult to answer is perhaps “What is SOA?”.  There are many reasons for this, principle amongst them being that Service Oriented Architecture is such a bad name.  It isn’t really an Architecture, Oriented means online “Aligned with” so doesn’t tell…

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