Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Thomas et son Papa

Thomas et son Papa, dessiné par Thomas.
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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

An XML Mind Map (dating 2002)

I'm currently building a database of key slides and illustrations I have used during my carreer.

Here is a mindmap I did for XML Days in 2002.

The purpose of this mindmap was to explain the explosion of technologies around XML and why people could think that XML is simple but in fact it is not.

From this spaghetti, I made a kind of lasagne, that I called XEE (XML Entreprise Edition, like J2EE is Java Entreprise Edition).

Here was my picth in 2002:

Software AG's XEE: XML Enterprise Edition

XML has now clearly evolved to the enterprise standard for application integration. If the principles of using XML are simple, its integration in a company's infrastructure can become a real software challenge. In this presentation we will present our vision of the XML software infrastructure that can solve a lot of these challenges. This infrastructure allows to:
• adapt old applications to XML
• create new XML compliant applications
• build the required XML services (directories like UDDI, security, transactionality, routing, transformations, storage, synchronization, querying, web services...)
• plug in new kind of XML applications (BPM, Content Management, Portals, XForms, Mobile Applications,...)

The solution was an XML Enabled Service Oriented Infrastructure... which I believe is still the best integration pattern today.
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Friday, January 05, 2007

Value Chain & SOA

How does SOA help to speed up the Value Chain ?
This picture tries to provide an answer.

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A web 2.0 Architecture

For the fun I made that architecture picture. It's the architecture of my website.

From the components (wiki, rss, delicious), can we say it's a web2.0 arhitecture ?

Yes, because the RSS is reused on my domains (www.lowas.be, www.jfdeclercq.com).

Yes, because I somehow adhere to the Web2.0 philosphy : the web can be made alive by individual people.

No, because my own website doesn't make use of the latest user friendly web2.0 capabilities.

No, because phpWiki doesn't allow other people to contribute to my website, so I had to add a comments system to the wiki.

What do you think ?
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