Monday, March 27, 2006

SPARK Las Vega 2006 "We wrapped up the SPARK architecture workshop late yesterday afternoon here in sunny Las Vegas. This very intriguing event on the future of software architecture consisted of a two day conversation between some of the brightest people in software and try to figure out where it's all going. The trends that are generally associated with the concepts of Web 2.0 and Software as a Service (SaaS) are really reshaping views and expectations while the industry's experience with SOA has been mixed. Web 2.0 and SOA, and to a lesser extent SaaS, are first order collections of software architecture forces and contraints that overlap quite a bit. But there are clearly disjoint concepts like Web 2.0 social aspects and SOA's orchestration and its galaxy of obscure standards. The convergence of major visions of software architecture is a fascinating and vitally important topic, as I discussed in my cover article last last year in the SOA Web Services Journal on the subject, Web 2.0: The Global SOA."

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