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    Most carpenters could easily design a house...

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    Joe McKendrick (usually spot-on) must not have gotten enough sleep last night when he states “….most developers could easily jump into the architect role.” At least he observes that developers are smart people.
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    More SOA resources

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    Some recommended reading (more to come). An Overview of Service-Oriented Architecture in Retail http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb264584.aspx Building Composite Applications Using the Microsoft Platform http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en...
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    This just in: SOA is like a fungus

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    Sometimes thinking differently is a good thing. I'm not sure if this is one of those times . To be honest parts of the podcast are pretty good (btw - Dana's podcast is definitely worth subscribing to ). The ROI discussion bogs down a bit too much on reuse...
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    How do you define "Composite Applications"?

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    While we're all puzzling over how to define SOA let's throw another term into the mix. The term Composite Applications is getting a lot of attention these days. The problem, like SOA, is that there seems to be many differerent opinions on what Composite...
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    BPMN-XPDL-BPEL relationships

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    Nathaniel Palmer has a nice (if simplistic) overview article explaining the potential relationships between these specifications. While he glosses over some of the difficulties in mapping BPMN to BPEL, if you're unfamiliar with how these specs might be...
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    Nailing Jello to the Wall

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    Joe McKendrick has a blog entry about just a bunch of Web Services and SOA. He cites some research from Saugatuck that states "...many companies are merely managing a collection of Web services, and have yet to make a strong commitment to SOA as a management...
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    iToy?

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    Nice features but it seems to be an expensive toy looking for something to do. I’ll buy a smart phone when it can replace my laptop and includes support for a full-size keyboard and monitor. As expected, Cisco is already suing Apple over the name iPhone...
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    A Round-up of Microsoft SOA Resources

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    Microsoft believes that software empowers individuals to accomplish difficult tasks. Our approach towards educating our partners and customers on SOA reflects this belief. For this reason the bulk of our resources are designed to be actionable instead...
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    BPEL Public Review - Round 2

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    The second public review for BPEL started Sunday (January 7, 2007), and ends January 22, 2007. The spec was previously submitted for a 60-day public review on September 9, 2006 ; this 15-day review is limited in scope to changes made from the previous...
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    A surreal start to 2007

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    Having trouble justifying SOA? No problem. Just buy a template and you're off and running. The mind boggles.
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