A (Re)Introduction to Patterns

A couple of people have asked me why I haven’t responded to this initial post on the SE Insight site. Partially it was because I recently changed teams and this has just meant that I am crazy busy at the moment. One of the top asks was for a list of good pattern guides –…

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The Ongoing Evolution of Integration Styles

Over the last couple of months I have been working on a Reference Architecture to support the design of modern Distributed Applications – now increasingly being referred to as Composite Applications. I am going to post a number of blogs over the coming weeks to share some of the learnings / highlights from this initiative. The…

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PLATO@50: Seeing the Future Through the Past

I grew up in both Australia and New Zealand – a long way from the US and the UK where home computing markets were just starting to develop in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Unlike most kids at the time I was very fortunate because my father Robert Hogg worked for Control Data Corp…

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Why is a Pattern different from other forms of guidance?

The Microsoft Solution Engineering Team in which I work has just started its own blog – so I wrote my first post on the subject of reintroducing patterns and the qualities associated with a good pattern. Here is an abstract from the blog post… Why is a pattern different from other forms of guidance? For…

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