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  • Blog Post: Architect and Develop Search-Enabled Enterprise Applications

    I have to admit that I fell in love with Enterprise Search... Finding stuff within an Enterprise is a very challenging task that differs in many ways from searching html or pdf on the web. Some of the questions I started to ask myself were: What is the impact of Enterprise Search for a Solution...
  • Blog Post: The Iron Architect is back...

    Simon just announced this year’s Iron Architect problem ! I’m already looking forward to see some inspiring solutions…
  • Blog Post: TechEd Europe, I'm coming...

    After Tech·Ed Israel and Tech·Ed US, Europe will be my third TechEd this year and I'm really looking forward to it! Being part of the content team, I'm especially proud about the great speaker line-up and the quality content. Everyone involved in events like this knows how much energy and passion is...
  • Blog Post: My Tuesday at JAOO

    What a day it was. I was surfing on a great wave while attending sessions about DSL, AJAX and Agile Development. I started the day with Markus excellent session on DSL best practices. Beside many other things, he emphasized on building your own metamodel, which represents the formal definition of the...
  • Blog Post: Speaker Idol - Are you the Next Speaker Star?

    I’m super excited about the “ Tech·Ed Europe: Developers ” Speaker Idol contest. I believe this is a great opportunity to become an invited speaker at Europe’s largest IT event! If you’re a great presenter as well as a subject matter expert, you should definitely consider to participate in our “ Speaker...
  • Blog Post: Service-Oriented Modeling for Connected Systems – Part 1

    Due my intense travel I completely forgot to blog that the first part of Arvindra and my paper on “Service-Oriented Modeling” got published on the Architecture Journal … In this paper we introduce a three part model that helps you to map business capabilities to service oriented implementation artifacts...
  • Blog Post: The three part model is going to the PDC

    I’ve just came back from a podcasting session with Ron Jacobs . We recorded some podcasts about the “three part model” that Arvindra and I presented at TechEd Europe. If you’re interested in this stuff, come and join us @ the PDC pre-conference session “Patterns and Practices for Designing Service Oriented...
  • Blog Post: TechEd - What a great week...

    TechEd Europe was a blast and I’m really proud that I was part of it! As a track owner for the ARC & CTS tracks, planning for TechEd started already in January. It looks like we made the right decisions: Both tracks were extremely well received! In addition, our 1 day pre-conference was also a great...
  • Blog Post: Melted Cheese Effect...

    You can find the first installment of a series of article about services and contracts here . Well done Maarten ! Stay tuned for more articles and tools from Maarten , Christian and myself .
  • Blog Post: TechEd Europe: Your input is required

    All our tracks will host a panel . This allows you to have your question answered by an impressive group of experts. We are running the following two panels in the ARC and CTS. PNL002 Software Factories: How and When? Steve Cook , Eric Lee , Ted Neward , Maarten Mullender , Gareth Jones , Imran Ali...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Indigo Track @ TechEd Europe

    I'm really happy about the massive Indigo coverage we're going to have at TechEd Europe . Since this content is brand new, the presenters agreed on doing a lot of extra work! Thanks guys, I owe you all a beer... Introducing "Indigo" - The Unified Framework for Building Connected Systems, Ari Bixhorn...
  • Blog Post: You want to have fun, you come to my room...

    I know I’m late but Gregor’s list of the best quotes on TechEd US is just great! Hey Gergor , you’ve missed one Mr. S…..crewdriver (a waitress in a Japanese restaurant while trying to pronounce my name on the credit card) Looking forward to Gregor’s list about TechEd Europe cu there...
  • Blog Post: WSCWS: Post Mortem,

    I delivered my Web Service Competency Workshop (WSCWS) in EMEA during the last 4 month. It was a great time: I met a lot of bright people, had great discussions about technology as well as the meaning of life. That’s why I like to share some of the non-technical experiences with you: Iceland, Reykjavik...
  • Blog Post: Web Services Competency Workshop in a Box

    Eliaz just uploaded the latest version of my Web Service Competency Workshop. You can download ~20MB of slides and demos from here . The content consists of two parts: The first one discusses architecture and concepts where the second one is dedicated to implementation and technology: Update...
  • Blog Post: Web Services - Resources, Books, Tools and Events

    I’ve just compiled an incomplete list of Web Services related resources: Online Resources WS-Interoperability Have a look at the WS-I BP 1.0 and the corresponding testing tools. They are essential resources for building interoperable Web Services. WebServices.org A great site to keep...
  • Blog Post: Update on the ARC and CTS track @ TechEd Europe

    As a co-track owner of the Architecture and the Connected Systems tracks, I’m really pleased to announce that all our breakout sessions are accessible through the Session Search Tool ! I’m really looking forward to Amsterdam because we have some great speakers delivering super interesting sessions. But...
  • Blog Post: WSCWS Ukraine

    I’ve just finished my “Web Services Competency Workshop” in Kiev (Ukraine). I really have to say that this was an amazing experience: The event was hosted in a trendy restaurant with a very nice decoration (library style). They not only served superb coffee (such as espressos) but also played just perfect...
  • Blog Post: Great time ahead

    I’ve just came back from my skiing holidays in Zermatt . It was great fun! The weather and snow conditions were superb… However, I’m back @ work and look forward to the following events: 2 nd German Archtitects Forum , 14. April 2005 , Wuppertal TechDays 2005 , 15. April 2005, Geneva Web...
  • Blog Post: Link to the XSD Object Generator download site

    For all who attended my Web Services Competency Workshop in Madrid : Here’s a link to the XSDObjectGen.exe tool.
  • Blog Post: EMEA Web Services Competency Workshop in Norway

    Are you interested in Web Services architecture and technology and coincidentally live in Norway ? If yes, the EMEA Web Services Competency Workshop might be exactly what you’re looking for. It takes place on the 1. March in Oslo . This workshop usually last for two days but I “compressed” it into a...
  • Blog Post: Speaking in Russia is different

    Because half of the audience wasn’t very comfortable with English my workshop got simultaneously translated to Russian. The translator used my natural breaks to translate. This means that I had to speak in small portions; otherwise I would overstretch his memory J But it also means that my sessions were...
  • Blog Post: What would be your favorite session at TechEd Europe 2005?

    I’m really excited to assist Arvindra with this year’s TechEd Europe 2005 content planning for the Architecture and the Connected Systems track! Please let us know if you have topics you would like to see in one of these tracks or if you have an idea for a great session. You can do this by either add...
  • Blog Post: JAOO 2004: My retrospection

    Last week’s JAOO was great. After two presentations, two panels, three social events and a lot of interesting discussions I’ve finally managed to get home again. For all of you who attended my sessions, here is a summary of their core messages: Understanding the Grey Area between Service and Object Oriented...
  • Blog Post: Back alive and ready for JAOO

    After two and a half week of perfect rock climbing in Southern France and Northern Italy I’m back alive and ready for my presentations at JAOO . Hope to see you there!
  • Blog Post: TechEd follow-up: The promised links to some Web Service Tools...

    I’ve used and mentioned several Web Services tools during my different TechEd sessions. A comprehensive list of these tools can be found here .
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