Things I’ve learned (or heard again but think are important to keep mentioning) today:
- BBC has plans very similar to what I’m working on for Dutch broadcaster VPRO. A REST oriented service layer with lightweight widget/mashup rendering above and tools suited for the problem domain below. They are just a tiny bit further then we are at the moment.
- Guardian.co.uk built their application quite similar to the way I architected/developed cinema.nl apart from some details in caches. They are happy, but moving to REST oriented architecture to reduce coupling as well.
- Architects are falling from their towers and starting to use common-sense technology (like HTTP, RSS, ATOM, REST) more and more and are abandoning ‘enterprise’ patterns and tools (think JEE, Portals, SOAP etc).
- New architectures are often more about the social aspect then the technical aspect
- Clojure is definitely going on my short-list of ‘languages to look at’
Now, to see what the third day will bring!