Fort Smith DNUG - SOA For The Developer

by October 10, 2011 01:00 PM

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.

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Devloop

by October 11, 2009 12:08 PM

For those that haven't heard or don't remember, DEVLOOP stands for Developing Excellence Via Leveraging Object Oriented Principles. It's basically an internal user group started by Paul Clements and myself back around late 2006 or early '07 (I believe Jay Smith was heavily involved early on too). The acronym was coined by Paul himself if memory serves. Since we're OOP and pattern zealots, the name fit perfect!

For me personally, devloop has been invaluable in my career and I can't think of a single thing that has done more for me.

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