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Blog Archive for kito75 during May 2004

The third day of the TSS symposium was short – the last session ended at 4:45pm. This was definitely a Good Thing; no matter how much of a geek you are, Saturday night in Las Vegas has quite a bit of traction. And, after three nights of little sleep and the second requisite hangover, I must admit that I was happy that the final day had arrived. The morning started with a "Communities,...
I began the second day of TheServerSide symposium with the morning's Power of Patterns keynote by Compuware's Mike Burba. In front of a full room, Mike discussed patterns as a general concept beyond the basic GoF and J2EE patterns we often think about. He defined them as common solutions to common problems in a given context, noting that they exist at the domain, platform and application levels....
This is the story of my first day at TheServerSide (TSS) Symposium, which was at the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas (where I also stayed). If you haven't heard of the Venetian, it's one of the biggest and most "luxurious" hotels in Vegas. This only my second time in Vegas (the last time was 14 years ago) but from what I can tell, the Venetian's theme (Venice) errs more on the side of luxury than...