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From time to time, I find myself lassoing a sacred cow in this Editorial space, dragging it over to the slaughterhouse of rhetoric, and ultimately barbecuing its falsehood over the stainless-steel, six-burner, propane-powered grill of real-world experience. To wit, the current industry obsession with SOA as a panacea for every information system ill from performance to security is, in my humble opinion, a phenomenal load of crap. Now, please don't misunderstand me. I am not saying that there isn't a myriad of benefits to be derived from exposing systems' functionality for access by other automated systems simply by passing XML across industry-standard networking protocols such as HTTP and TCP. Web services are great! If you have to interoperate with non-Microsoft systems, they may be your only option. If you are building a system today and you suspect that some other... (more)

.NET Archives: Getting Reacquainted with the Father of C#

In our premier issue, back in October 2002, we ran a full-length interview with Anders Hejlsberg, the Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft responsible for the creation of the C# programming language. Then, in March 2005, we presented a follow-up interview conducted by .NETDJ's editor-in-chief, Derek Ferguson, at Microsoft's Tech Ed 2004 conference in San Diego, California. Here it is again in full. .NETDJ: Between now and the last time we spoke, Borland has entered the .NET space. As an ex-Borland employee who is now one of the most revered .NET icons, what are your thoughts on t... (more)

Exclusive .NET Developer's Journal "Indigo" Interview with Microsoft's Don Box

Related Links: .NET Developer's Journal Editor-in-Chief Named Microsoft "Most Valued Professional" .NETDJ: What is your official title and department? Don Box: I am an architect in the Distributed Systems Group. I am responsible for the protocols and the plumbing that we do in that group. I'm on an architecture team, so the responsibility is distributed, but basically five other architects and I work on the WS-* protocols, Indigo, and the stuff that leads up to Indigo, such as work on ASMX and Web Services Enhancements (WSE). .NETDJ: How did you get started in computer technologies... (more)

Linux - Mono - .NET: An Exclusive SYS-CON.TV Interview With Miguel de Icaza

Mono is the leading non-Microsoft implementation of the Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) specification. The CLI is the foundation of .NET. Because Mono runs on a number of platforms, it is the main choice today for people who want to run .NET applications on non-Microsoft platforms such as Linux.  .NETDJ's editor in chief recently interviewed Mono's creator, Miguel de Icaza,  directly at the Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington! .NETDJ: How did Mono come about? MI: I have been working on open source for a very long time. I don't remember exactly how long - maybe sin... (more)

An Exclusive Interview With Rocky Lhotka, the Creator of CSLA

Derek Ferguson has recently interviewed Rocky Lhotka, the creator of CSLA. In this interview, Derek discusses some of the things that originally led to the creation of CSLA, as well as where Rocky sees object-oriented development heading in the future. .NETDJ: Who are you? RL: Well, I think that it’s really a two-part thing. First, I’m the technology evangelist for Magenic. As such, I do a fair amount of mentoring and high-level consulting with Magenic’s customers. Second, I’m a professional speaker and author. In that role, I spoke at 35 different events ... (more)