Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Oracle ACE Director

I'm very proud to announce that I've been awarded the Oracle ACE Director status. I'd like to thank Clemens Utschig and Jürgen Kress for their nomination. If anything, this will intensivy my activities around SOA in general and Oracle SOA in particular. Thanks guys!

Monday, 7 January 2008

Does SOA Deliver?

I read this very interesting article by Max Pucher. He builds up a quite convincing case about why SOA is, as he calls it, an overhyped buzzword. Every vendor is jumping on the bandwagon, afraid of losing out on this hype.

He does pose some very interesting and helpful considerations, that every SOA architect should keep in mind. Let's not forget that SOA is NOT a silver bullet. SOA is also NOT a technology, but an approach to build architectures which are more tailored to the needs of the business (which sometimes includes educating the business).