"SOA can be an automatic part of EA if it driven by the precepts that are derived from EA at higher levels of the architecture. It is possible to use SOA technologies to simply do a better version of PTP integration. And, in fact, there is some value in doing that, but it is not relevant to EA at that level of maturity. I talk about Services – with a capitol S – to distinguish them from services. The difference being that Services have been vetted as being truly worthy at a Enterprise level. That is where SOA appears on the EA radar." -- Pat Shepherd
Vikas Jain shares a list of Oracle Web Services Manager sessions at this year's JavaOne and Oracle OpenWorld.
"This year's winning team of IT innovators includes: Doug Allen, vice president and director of IT, State Auto Insurance; Mike Anselmo, senior vice president and CIO, Narragansett Bay Insurance; Brian O'Connell, senior vice president and CIO, The Hartford Financial Services Group; Greg Ricker, CIO, Strickland Insurance Group; and Wayne Umland, executive vice president and CIO, Glatfelter Insurance Group," reports Helen Pitts.
Ruma Sanyal shares information on where to find demos of the various Oracle Application Grid products, including Oracle WebLogic Suite 11g, Oracle Coherence, Oracle Java Virtual Machine, Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder, and Oracle Tuxedo.
"To be fair I wasn't all that excited say a couple of months ago because of the changes made to the conference (different venue with Develop and Oracle Open World happening at the same time) and the anticipated lack of announcements but I can now say that the team has done a lot of work to make the venue a comfortable place (with the Zone, a huge tent on Mason street) and that content-wise, I expect a good number of things to cause long, possibly heated, discussions. This will only demonstrate how vibrant the Java community remains." -- Alexis Moussine-Pouchkine
"In case any of you will be visiting Oracle Open World next week, be sure to come check out my sessions," says Daniel Templeton. "I have two OpenWorld sessions and one JavaOne hands-on lab. "
"[H]ere's the problem: real business is inherently complex. Therefore battles against complexity (not always, but often enough to cause concern) are ultimately battles against the business. Or worse - against the customers of the business." -- Richard Veryard
"I believe that the future of Java is not only about 'outstanding developers' but about the whole community. Starting with the 'new to Java' ones and the ones simply using the technology day after day." -- Oracle ACE Director Markus (@myfear) Eisele