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Design

Principles of Service-Oriented Architecture

February 21, 2012

Today I hosted a session on the Principles of Service-Oriented Architecture for my colleagues at Capgemini. A very interesting session because everyone had a very clear view on the Oracle SOA Suite and a technical background. What we wanted to do was creating a common view on what a Service-Oriented Architecture is, what the benefits […]

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Agile Software versus Agile Software Development

August 5, 2011

We’ve talked about it here before; Agile Software is not the same thing as Agile Software Development. Of course, one of the hottest topics possible these days in Agile Software Development. Recently we even learned that Agile Software Development has become the mainstream development method. But this is not why we develop. It’s just the […]

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Technology does not create Business and IT Alignment

April 14, 2011

A common mistake that, as turns out, really needs to be disrupted: introduction of new technologies will not, I repeat, will not create Business / IT Alignment. Implementation of any new technology driven solution will, in fact, only create a larger gap between two worlds that shouldn’t be disconnected in the first place. For Business […]

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Oracle GoldenGate Patterns

March 29, 2011

In 2009 Oracle acquired a company called GoldenGate. GoldenGate offered software for real time data integration. The Oracle GoldenGate product is often mistaken for an ETL tool, but this is not what it is. But where can the value for Oracle GoldenGate be found? When we look at the possibilities of real time data integration, […]

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Fast-track SOA implementations using Oracle Application Integration Architecture

March 25, 2011

The last few weeks at my new employer I’ve been diving into something very interesting: Oracle Application Integration Architecture. This package based solution for application integration really is impressive. The thing is: not only integration between standard Oracle packages can benefit from this approach, but every service-oriented architecture project could, potentially, gain from the knowledge […]

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Agility as a Goal, not as Means

December 14, 2010

Agile. Within the Software Development business we look at the principle mostly as a way to deliver functional solutions to the business. Agile Software Development. But rarely we look at the solution itself to be agile. Is this the right way to look at our business? Isn’t the solution itself the highest goal? (Which, in […]

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