Thursday, May 31, 2012

Application integration: reorganise, recycle, repurpose

The last UKOUG Development SIG focused on Forms. Its theme was Forms in the 21st Century: modernise, integrate, migrate? I think we covered modernisation and migration very well. But even in a packed day we couldn't cover everything, and I fear integration was not done full justice.

It wasn't planned this way, but it so happens the upcoming UKOUG Development SIG is all about Application Integraton and SOA. Integration is a topic which is in everybody's baliwick. The business people want to get the best value from their existing IT investments. The architects need to understand the interfaces bewteen the silos and across the layers. The developers have to implement it.

Every stakeholder has to appreciate the others' concerns. SOA isn't any different from other IT endeavours in this respect, but it is still relatively unfamiliar. So the SIG's agenda covers integration from both technical and business perspectives. Check it out.

And, of course, please register for the day. The date is Thursday 14-JUN-2012, and it will happen at the Oracle City Office in London. Sign up here.