Turtle Graphics Update

It is that time of the year again – thanksgiving. So that of course means I need to update the version of Turtle Graphics that I posted a year ago to test out Oslo. Turtle Graphics was a Logo like programming language created in the early 1980’s as a means of introducing novices and children to programming…

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SOA Symposium: SOA, Software + Services and Cloud Computing

I am presenting a discussion on SOA, S+S and Cloud computing later today at SOA Symposium. I have included the abstract for the talk and the slides that will be used in the presentation for anyone interested. Organizations evaluating Software + Services and Cloud Computing offerings must first have a well thought-out SOA strategy in order…

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SOA Symposium: Understanding SOA Security Patterns

I presented a discussion on SOA Security Patterns at the SOA Symposium today in Rotterdam. The abstract fro the talk is included below and the PPT is attached for anyone interested. Service-oriented solutions are distributed applications and therefore rely on many of the established security controls, practices, and technologies. However, there are distinct characteristics that…

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SOA Patterns

About a 18 months ago Thomas Erl approached a group of us at Microsoft if we could review the SOA Patterns work he was doing. Whilst doing the review I observed that the book was lacking any patterns describing how to think about security within SOA applications. We talked and decided to add two whole…

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Service Orientation Today and Tomorrow

Diegon Dagum has just sent out the release note for the latest edition of the Microsoft Architecture Journal. It includes a bunch of really interesting papers including one that myself and a group of my colleagues from Worldwide Services put together summarizing key design considerations for Software + Services and Cloud Computing. Because we believe…

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SecPAL Parser Updated for VS2008 and F#1.9.6.16

I finally got around to updating the SecPAL Parser to run on the latest version of Visual Studio and F#. Development experience should be much cleaner now because F# is far better integrated into VS. If you run into any problems please post a note or drop me an email. For more information please see…

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A Graphical DSL for Describing SOA Applications

Last October we ran a SOA workshop in Redmond, with the goal being to have members of the MCS field, global practices and other customer facing organizations discuss scenarios and patterns that they see on a regular basis. Having run several of these workshops in the psat, one challenge that is hard to overcome is…

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Agent-Design Patterns for Building Distributed Service Bus Applications

Another blog that is several months late, but as usual, better late than never. I am currently preparing my presentation for tomorrow’s Real World SOA: Microsoft SOA and Business Process Conference I finally made the time to read Danny Garber’s paper on Agent-Design Patterns and it was well worth the read. Danny introduces the notion of…

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Are banks encouraging phone phishing attacks?

I recently called the support number to verify a charge on my Wells Fargo account and it surprised me when the automated teller requested that I enter my card number and then my pin number. I was always lead to believe that we should never share our pin numbers as that obviously breaches the security…

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