Me, with big time jet lag, on video, talking about SOA and AOP.
I listened to "Service-Oriented Architectures", presented by Clemens Vasters at the EMEA Architects Tour. Its a great description of SOAs and Clemens makes several thought-provoking points. Thanks to Harry Pierson for the link.
Best line of the presentation:
We owe XML to our children.
MS Finland actually put the whole Architect's Tour event up on this site
. Very interesting talks in general. The "politically" most amazing is the J2EE/.NET interop talk where Arvindra Sehmi and Gianpaolo Carraro ("Architecting an Interoperability Framework") show a JBoss app interopping with the exact same app written on .NET -- being MS people. Their design allows it to cut the app at several points and have the slices run on either side of the "technology fence". Web services rock.
A truly priceless gem is Rafal Lukawiecki's talk on the Microsoft Operations Framework and his Security talk is just as good. Rafal was "best speaker" at the last two runs of TechEd Europe for good reasons. We've run this event 8 times now and I believe that I haven't beaten him even once in the evals. I get reasonably close, but he's always ahead. No envy here -- only deepest respect for the European master of tech speech.
Take two days off and listen ;)