Friday, February 19, 2010

Upcoming Topics - The Cloud, SOA Revisted, and Open Source Updates

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything.  It’s been a crazy few months for me with work.  There are several topics I’m going to be covering in more depth over the next month or so. 


The Cloud – I’ve been giving a lot of thought to this topic especially from what I call a practical in the trenches kind of viewpoint.  There is a ton of hype around “The Cloud” out in the media world right now.  Making practical sense of all the hype can be a bit challenging.  Heck just getting folks to agree on what “The Cloud” is has proven to be challenging.


SOA – Not to beat this horse to death but I hope to share some more practical experience from what I have found to actually work.  One thing to throw out there is that we have made this subject much more complex that it has to be.  Again this is real world experience not just talk.


Open Source – No secret that I’m a big fan of open source software although not for some of the “traditional” reasons.  I hope to share some insight on a comparison I’m doing with Microsoft’s new MVC framework compared to some open source ways of doing the similar thing such as CakePHP.  Yes I know Microsoft has “open sourced” the MVC framework but I think you will get the point when I get more into it.


That’s what I’m thinking about right now so hope to have more in-depth discussions soon.  Stay tuned.