Following up on my flagged items – Part 3

(Part 2, Part 1)

Concerning architecture, patterns, etc.:

  • Pattern libraries exist from IBM, Sun and Microsoft–and it’s especially important to consider each viewpoint where interop and heterogeneity are concerns in your enterprise and/or target market.
  • Folks weighed in on services vs. objects, SOA, services vs. components, etc. ([1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10], [11], [12]).
  • David Hill weighed in on the definition and makeup of smart clients (also here on his blog). I’m looking forward to contributing to this particular area of architecture as a member of the Microsoft Architect Advisory Board (MAAB).
  • If you are an architect, are you more of a Purist or more of a Realist? Michael Earls compares these two architect behaviors. Chris Anderson puts himself more on the Realist side; he also offers a great quote: one of my favorite things about Microsoft is that you are never the smartest person in the room. Later, Michael Platt blogs about architectural types.

Concerning web services:

  • Christian Weyer reminds us not to blindly trust public information–this time in the context of WS-I Basic Profile conformance in ASP.NET Web Services (ASMX). Matt Powell comments. (Mindreef SOAPscope 3.0 has received a fair bit of positive press in the web services ranks, in general, lately.) Digging still deeper, Christian uncovers an IIS behavioral issue at the root of his previous post, and offers a workaround. I’m looking forward to full BP conformance support in Whidbey of later this year.
  • W3C updated its Web Services Architecture document.

Concerning applications, tools & samples:

Concerning blogs, RSS, etc.: