Conference has started. It was kicked off by Eddie Amos. Even though there is a financial crisis going on and conference has been made condensed to 2 days 🙁 there are:
- 400 attendees
- 25 countries
- 25 breakout sessions
The it started of with Steve Martin debunking the myths around SOA. Is dead or alive? A lot of hype around it being alive or dead (see Anne Thomas Manes). Here are some myths:
- Does SOA stops at Firewall? No it begins at the firewall.
- SOA Aligns the Business and IT… No, it is about the how to implement SOA.
- Alignment between IT and Business is done through people not technology (how). SOA Goverance fixes everthing… No it needs to expands all of IT not just SOA (true).
- Corny one SOA will teach children learn to read (haha).
So judging from Steve Martin’s talk SOA is alive; we are just at the beginning!!!
Microsoft will be bring technology to get us there:
WCF, WF, IIS/Dublin, Windows Azure Services Platform.
Microsoft invested a lot of money in cloud computing (i.e. datacenters and technology).
Good talk from Steve Martin.
HP Mark Davis Partner perspective for SOA.
Basically High level talk about SOA inside commercial flight (AirSOA). Next some more around SOA from customer perspective like Boeing, Chevron and MacDonald’s. Some introduction to audience and then questions were asked by speaker Eddie Amos.