After a busy day at the office I managed to get to QCon just in time for the keynote by Martin Fowler and Jim Webber. Both of them are as you probably know great speakers and the keynote was entertaining. They had slides on why EAI, SOA and ESB:s are a joke (as a concept, to maintain), but I can’t say they provided any alternatives. They basically said:
- Focus on business value from the first iteration
- Keep it simple
In reality though, you often get the most business value by buying 3rd party software. And it needs to be integrated… Not that I enjoy it though. If you build it yourself, then obviously light HTTP services is the way to go.
I’ll be spending next week in London. I’ll be at the Unibet HQ in Wimbledon Monday until Wednesday. Thursday and Friday I’ll be at at QCon London. I like spending time at the UK office, but spending a whole week away from Marianne and Matilda is painful. Really looking forward to QCon though…
“QCon is designed with the technical depth and enterprise focus of interest to technical team leads, architects, and project managers. Some of the speakers include Martin Fowler, Amazon.com CTO Werner Vogels, Spring creator Rod Johnson, Hibernate creator Gavin King, Scrum co-founder Jeff Sutherland, LINQ inventor Erik Meijer and many more. The tracks at QCon were chosen to reflect both the hard hitting problems facing enterprise software today as well as the cutting edge that will become mainstream tomorrow.”