My (German) talk at the "Microsoft Launch 2008" about my experiences with software factories during the last years has been published as a video by Microsoft. You will find it here.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
It took me some time to understand the real benefits of RESTful architectures, but a combination of good books about Rails and RESTful WebServices, current project issues and this podcast filled the final gap to understand the benefits...
The idea of resource-centered, URI-based design alone brings real power to many kinds of applications. I'm just considering the possibility to address every important entity in our system by a simple URI - and my project mates seem to be pleased by this idea...
I just registered for PDC 2008... This will be my second visit to this great conference after 5 years of waiting for and finally using technologies Microsoft promised at PDC 2003.
Last time they told us about Windows "Longhorn", technologies like Avalon or Indigo. Vista, WPF and WCF became reality, WinFS and ObjectSpaces didn't make it ;-)
It was great fun to see guys like Don Box or Aaron Skonnard in several sessions and discuss with Andres Heilsberg about inheritence mechanisms of C# attributes.
This time we'll hear a lot about services in "the cloud" - it will be fun!