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May 2, 2007

Recent Ramblings
Explaining Stuff
DDD - Diagram Driven Design
What Does It Mean to Use Messaging?
A Chapter a Day...
EIP Visions
Clouds and Integration Patterns at JavaOne
My First Google Wave Robot
Google I/O
Into the Clouds on New Acid
Design Patterns: More than meets the eye
Reflecting on Enterprise Integration Patterns
Google Gears Live From Japan
Double-Dipping: OOPSLA and Colorado Software Summit
Bubble 2.0
Enterprise Mashup Summit
Facebook Developer Garage
Mashups Tools Market
Mashups == EAI 2.0?
Mashup Camp

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...


Gregor is a software architect with Google. 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.