Latest SOA Insights Podcast

Dana Gardner has posted the latest episode of his Briefings Direct: SOA Insights series. In this episode, the panelists (Tony Baer, Jim Kobielus, Brad Shimmin, and myself) along with guest Jim Ricotta, VP and General Manager of Appliances at IBM, discuss SOA Appliances and the recent announcements around the BPEL4People specification.

This conversation was particularly enjoyable for me, as I’ve spent a lot of time understanding the XML appliance space in the past. As I’ve blogged about in the past, there’s a natural convergence between software-based intermediaries like proxy servers and network appliances. I’ve learned a lot when working with my networking and security counterparts in trying to come up with the right solution. The other part of the conversation on BPEL4People was also fun, given my interests in human computer interaction. I encourage you to give it a listen, and feel free to send me any questions you may have, or suggestions for topics you’d like to see discussed.

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  • […] But, as fellow panelist Todd Biske pointed out, maybe SOA’s tiered architecture enables you to plunk in appliances, but he warns you shouldn’t just buy them simply because they’re available. Dana’s now posted the session online, which included Jim Kobielus, Brad Shimmin, Biske and myself – and which later covered BPEL4People. We learned some valuable pointers about architecting with and without appliances from the session, and maybe you will too. […]

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