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The Best Way to Master a Technology Is to Teach It to Others

Denise Hatzidakis

Perficient, Inc.

To ESB or Not to ESB

Does an SOA implementation need to have an ESB? Most every article, book or document that talks about Service Oriented Architecture implementation talks about an Enterprise Service Bus, but is an Enterprise Service Bus required for an implementation to be considered an SOA implementation? In this session we will look at the Enterprise Service Bus, it's role in an implementation and key characteristics of an ESB implementation. We will also look at some lessons learned based on large scale ESB implementations.

SOA: You Heard the Hype — Now See How It Is Really Done!

Your CTO has said "Go forth and do SOA". You've heard the hype, you've read the hype and you've seen the hype. Come see how it's really done. In this session we will look at where to start in moving your organization into doing Service Oriented Architecture. We have collected input from many successful (and not so successful) SOA attempts. Key topics covered include:

  • Is SOA really new?
  • SOA Adoption: Where to start, what works, what doesn't work... and things that are hard to make work
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Denise Hatzidakis is a Managing Director and Chief Technologist with Perficient, Inc. Denise was undecided in college and left with a BS in Physics and a BS degree in Computer Science followed by a MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Having had enough of school, she joined IBM and spent 12 years as a lead developer for VisualAge and WebSphere in various capacities. She joined Perficient, Inc. in October 2001 where she makes extensive use of her skills as a consultant in WebSphere and J2EE technologies as she stays one step ahead on the latest technologies, loving to learn new things. She has co-authored several IBM Redbooks, including Web Services Wizardry with WebSphere Studio Application Developer, IBM WebSphere Portal V4.1 Handbook Volume 1 [PDF], IBM WebSphere Portal V4.1 Handbook Volume 2 [PDF], IBM WebSphere Portal V4.1 Handbook Volume 3 [PDF] and IBM WebSphere Portal V4 Developer's Handbook [PDF].

Email: Denise.Hatzidakis@perficient.com