Southern California Software Symposium
August 15 - 17, 2008 - San Diego, CA
SOA... Is it hype? What's real... and what's not? What is the right abstraction level?
The purpose of this session is to challenge the practicality of SOA and discuss the questions that we need to answer about service oriented techniques, practices and tooling. What is the right abstraction level for a service? Where does PBEL fit? When is an ESB appropriate or not?
Everyone seems to be blindly accepting the enterprise needs an ESB or SOA. This session will focus on the facts of software development and the challenges which exist today with SOA. Where are SOA techniques being abused? If you are interested in SOA this session is for you. If you are tired of the SOA hype this session is for you. Much of the discussion will stem from experienced based principles of software architecture, with a look at where SOA provides a solution and where it does not.
About Ken Sipe
Ken has been a practitioner and instructor of RUP since the late 1990s, and an extreme programmer and coach since the middle 2000s. Ken has worked with Fortune 500 companies to small startups in the roles of developer, designer, application architect and enterprise architect. Ken's current focus is on enterprise system automation and continuous delivery systems.
Ken is an international speaker on the subject of software engineering speaking at conferences such as JavaOne, JavaZone, Jax-India, and The Strange Loop. He is a regular speaker with NFJS where he is best known for his architecture and security hacking talks. In 2009, Ken was honored by being awarded the JavaOne Rockstar Award at JavaOne in SF, California and the JavaZone Rockstar Award at JavaZone in Oslo, Norway as the top ranked speaker.More About Ken »