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May 2, 2007

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Gregor Hohpe
Hi, I am Gregor Hohpe, co-author of the book Enterprise Integration Patterns. I like to work on and write about asynchronous messaging systems, service-oriented architectures, and all sorts of enterprise computing and architecture topics. I am also the Chief Architect at Allianz SE, one of the largest insurance companies in the world.
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Here I share my thoughts and ideas on a semi-regular basis. I call these notes "ramblings" because they are typically based on my personal opinions and observations as opposed to official "articles".

Ribbons! Sorry for the somewhat unsubstantive post but I wanted to point you to some of my recent works to tie you over until my next "real" post.

Steve Vinoski has been running the IEEE Internet Computing column Toward Integration for some 30 issues now. I have the honor to be their first guest author with "Let's have a Conversation".

Gernot Starke and Stefan Tilkov assembled a whole book full of articles by SOA experts. The "edited by"-style books can be hit or miss but it looks like Gernot and Stefan have done a great job ensuring consistently high quality. The book SOA Expertenwissen is scheduled to be published in June. Only catch -- it is in German.

Last but not least Floyd Marinescu recorded my Developing in a Service-oriented World talk at JavaZone in Oslo. The video is now available on InfoQ. Be careful to turn the volume down. And Markus is right -- I do say "sort of" too much. I guess this is the trick you learn being a consultant: "I never said to do it this way. I said 'do it sort of this way'."

If you like the sound but can't bear the visuals, have a look (or listen) at my podcast on messaging systems on SE Radio.

Also, if you have not seen it, go and check out Ian Robinson's article on consumer-driven contracts. I found it very interesting.

Thanks for listening! BTW, I used the line in the title once for an autograph to a friend of mine after I (inadvertently) stood her up. I hope it helped...

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Gregor is the Chief IT Architect of Allianz SE. He is a frequent speaker on asynchronous messaging and service-oriented architectures and co-authored Enterprise Integration Patterns (Addison-Wesley). His mission is to make integration and distributed system development easier by harvesting common patterns and best practices from many different technologies.
www.eaipatterns.com