"So while building architecture is obviously artistic and creative, software architecture must also be," says Miyachi. "What happens sometimes with buildings is that they are so creative, the architect misses the function of the building...In the field of software architecture, we strive to deliver functionality with a form that has the properties we desire over time – like maintainability, readability, extensibility – and other “ilities” that we compromise with depending on the system we are building. To me this is as creative as painting and it is work I could do for a long time."
"Early February you should convince your boss (and yourself) to come to Malaga in Spain from 07-FEB-2012 to 08-FEB-2012 or even until 10-FEB-2012 to attend the first combined Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forum for the SOA Suite, WebCenter, BPM and WebLogic Partner Communities." -- Oracle ACE Andreas Chatziantoniou
"I'm often taken aback by businesses that are unaware of the influence of cloud computing when it's about to hit them upside the head," says Linthicum. "The use of cloud computing becomes a competitive advantage. You need to make sure you see this technology coming, or it could quickly run you over if your competition gets it first."
"After long months of discussions about the Sun acquisition and what it mean for Java and the whole ecosystem around, 2011 finally was the year to deliver," says Oracle ACE Director Markus Eisele. "And that is exactly what happened. Oracle delivered Java 7. After long four years, seven months and seventeen days Java developers around the world have been able to play around with the new features and start embracing them in their daily projects."