My Fort Smith DNUG presentation description:
Service Oriented Architecture has been a buzz word for a while now and gets talked about all the time. However, I see very few presentations targeting the developer and what he/she should be doing in code as an SOA advocate. In this presentation we surface an old and well known design pattern called the Gateway. When developing applications that talk to other applications (or pull data straight out of their databases!), this pattern can save your bacon at worst and at best will give you a clear and easy to see delineation between your app and external systems.
I actually burned through the presentation rather quickly and for a moment thought the whole thing was going to be a dud. And then people started opening up with comments and questions and I'd say the night turned into a huge success. Awesome group to present in front of. Thanks for the invite!
See the code I used in the presentation here.
Tags: .net, community, fsdnug