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Blog Archive for edort during June 2005

This morning I took a trip to open source land by attending back-to-back sessions on JBoss and Hibernate. I always find it interesting to learn how people get exposed to their passions. In Bill Burke's case, his exposure to JBoss was pretty much driven by desperation. Burke, who was the speaker for the session "The JBoss Kernel: Plug and Play J2EE," was working for a startup the was...
I just returned from a session titled "Pragmatic SOA: A Case Study." So what did I learn? I think I learned that SOA is doable today. That although there are still some significant gaps in the set of web services standards and technologies, and although there still aren't a lot of good tools for implementing an SOA approach, you can still build an effective SOA solution. But you have...
I thought that a session title that had the phrase "Hitchhicker's Guide" in it would draw a good audience, but I had no inkling of the crush of humanity waiting to get into the session "A Hitchhiker's Guide to SOA: Orchestrating Loosely Coupled J2EE Services with BPMN and BPEL." It felt like Times Square at New Year's Eve. This was worth the mob scene. I know a few things about SOA,...
Well the heat has hit Las Vegas, my hometown of over a year now. We were pretty lucky there for a while. Late Spring temperatures usually climb into the 100s and sometimes spike into the 110s. But this Spring was delightful, with no day getting above the mid-90s (at least that I can recall). Right now it's 106, and will probably climb another degree or two. And with the rise in the misery...