Gregor’s Ramblings on Visualization

My ongoing thoughts about the present and future of integration, SOA and Web services. [see all]
Serverless Integration Patterns on Google Cloud Functions
Modern Examples for Enterprise Integration Patterns
37 Things or "Where have all my ramblings gone?"
IT-Architekten: Angelpunkt der Digitalen Transformation im Unternehmen
Aug 25, 2017
Bern, CH
YOW! Hong Kong
Sep 7-8, 2017
Hong Kong
YOW! Singapore
Sep 11-12, 2017
A Decade of Enterprise Integration Patterns
(IEEE Software)
20 Years of Patterns' Impact
(IEEE Software)
Conversations Between Loosely Coupled Services
(Video on InfoQ)
Developing in a Service-oriented World
(Video on InfoQ)
SOA Patterns - New Insights or Recycled Knowledge?
Let's Have a Conversation
(IEEE Internet Computing)
Programming Without a Call Stack - Event-driven Architectures
(ObjektSpektrum, 2006)
Your Coffee Shop Does Not Use Two-Phase Commit
(IEEE Software)
Developing in a Service-Oriented World
(ThoughtWorks Whitepaper)
An Asynchronous World
(Software Development)
Nearfield Communication (NFC) in Japan
(OOP 2012)
Embedded OSS
(OOP 2012)
Distributed Programming the Google Way
(Devoxx 2009)
Developing in a Service-Oriented World
(SOACon 2007)
Programming without a Call Stack: Event-driven Architectures
(SOACon 2007)
Software Visualization and Model Extraction
Conversations Between Loosely Coupled Systems
(SD West, 2006)
Enterprise Integration Patterns
(JAOO, 2003)
Microsoft MVP
IEEE Software Board Member

These pages are a mix of a blog and a collection of short articles. I call them "ramblings" because these notes are typically based on my personal opinions and observations as opposed to official "articles". As I have a broad background in software and IT, the topics also tend to cover a broad range. Naturally, they include integration, messaging and my current work on conversation patterns. I also tend to ramble about enterprise architects and architecture, events I spoke at as well as patterns and writing.

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Validating Dynamic Systems   Feb 1, 2007

Erik Doernenburg and I have been presenting our talk on Software Validation a few times now and have received very positive feedback. In the talk we mention that beyond visualization you can use similar techniques to perform checks and validations against a system. However, none of our demos actually included an example. So I went out to correct that and added validations to my messaging visualizer. Read more »

What Color Are My Shoes?   September 1, 2005

Two weeks ago I attended a very small, but special conference on enterprise software development. Here is what I came away with.. Read more »

Visualizing Dependencies   July 12, 2004

Many of you have seen my rants on doodleware and top-down modeling. At the same time, anyone who has seen my book must believe me when I say that I am a very visual person. Is Gregor going schizophrenic (or becoming a hypocrite)? Not at all! I am a big fan of visual representations that are harvested from an actual running system and present the user with an accurate, big picture view of a working system. I felt it was time to put some money (time) where my mouth is and try to build such a solution and see what actually happens... Read more »

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.