Dienstag, November 27, 2007

JEE, Spring and Seam at JUG Cologne

Watch out for the upcoming event at JUG Cologne on November, 30th 6pm - 9pm. This time there are two sessions from two SUN guys: “JEE, Spring and Seam” and “Java SE trouble shooting tools in a nutshell”. Perhaps we meet there?

Montag, November 26, 2007

Oracle SOA Suite 11g

Here we go: some rumours talk about a Christmas gift: the new Oracle SOA Suite 11g official beta shall be available shortly before Christmas 2007. This will be a major step for our SOA projects:
  • Complete conversion of all modules to support Service Component Architecture (SCA). So we have only one deployment model for all artefacts.
  • Introduction of the Event Delivery Network (EDN) together with Java EE edition of BAM server (formerly .NET) and the new Complex Event Processing (CEP) engine.
  • Heavily enhanced Enterprise Service Bus (ESB): Support of sync, asynch services and events as first class citizens of the bus. New Service Infrastructure with Mediator component.
  • All consoles integrated in Enterprise Manager (EM).
  • Security: All binding components can be secured via Policy Enforcement Points, configured via Web Service Manager (WSM).
  • Support for Deployment plans within BPEL: no more customize tags needed...
  • and many more...

OOP 2008 in Munich

My talk about BPEL 2.0, together with my colleague Sven Bernhardt, was accepted at OOP 2008. So, perhaps we meet on 21.- 25. Januar 2008 in Munich?

German Oracle User Group Conference - DOAG 2007

Last conference for november: the annual meeting of the German Oracle User Group - DOAG 2007 in Nürnberg. Here I did a short session on BPM, BPEL, SOA and Oracle BPA Suite. This conference was much smaller than OOW, it had about 2000 attendies. But I was much better for networking: met a lot of the Oracle guys again and had lot's of interestings discussions.

Oracle Open World - OOW 2007

Next conference for me in november: Oracle invited the whole ACE Director team to attend OOW 2007 in San Francisco. That was an experience: one big conference with more than 40.000 attendees... a logistical nightmare - but all went very well.
Highlights were some private meetings:
  • The ACE Director briefing, where I met all the others from the team and where we got some deep information about the upcoming 11g SOA Suite release.
  • The SOA CAB meeting, where we had some very deep discussions about real life SOA Suite projects which already have gone live.
  • The SOA Community partner meeting, organized by Jürgen Kress. Thanks for the nice evening and the good new contacts.

W-Jax 2007: a great developer conference

From 5th to 9th november there was the W-Jax conference in Munich. Organized by Software&Support Verlag, it was a very fine week with lot's of good talks. That time I was in the advisory board, so I saw the tons of good papers from lots of people wanting to talk on the conference. I hope, we managed to make an interesting program for all of you. I personnaly did three talks:

Some interesting books on SOA topics you should own