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Ron Jacobs, Architect Evangelist, Microsoft
is an Architect Evangelist in Microsoft's
Architecture Strategy Team
based in Redmond, Washington. After a long career as a developer, program manager for various Microsoft products and product manager for
Patterns & Practices
Ron became host of the
A popular conference speaker Ron brings together solid architectural content and a sense of humor together to help you succeed in building architecturally sound and secure applications.
Patterns and Anti-Patterns for Service-Oriented Architectures
Sure everybody wants to get on the SOA bandwagon, but the question is how? You know how to write a Web service, but isn't there more to becoming truly service-oriented?
In this session, we use patterns as a way to think about architectural ideas that move us in the right direction and anti-patterns to help us avoid the common mistakes that many will make on the road to service-oriented architecture.
What Do Architects Do Anyway?
Too many people think an architect is just a really advanced developer but is that what makes a good architect?
In this session we will consider the role of the architect in software development and the exact nature of the work that an architect does by answering three important questions:
?What is the role of an architect?
?What is software architecture?
?And do I want to become an architect?