The first of my two DevDays 2009 talks titled ‘Web Service Interoperability with WCF and Project Metro’ is now online at Microsoft’s Channel 9 video service. The video, with slides and demos is freely accessible in a variety of formats, so go check it out if you missed it. However, because the DevDays are a local event, the talk is in Dutch. (slides are in English btw)
In the talk, that I co-present with my coworker Edwin van Wijk, we look into the current state of web services interoperability between the Microsoft .NET and the JAvA platform. We start off by looking back at the conclusions of a talk that I did back in 2003. I ended that talk with a reflection on the state of interop back then and made some forward looking statements about the directions that web services in general and interop in particular were taking. In the current talk we see that those past 6 years have brought us a lot, but not all of it being standardized and interoperable across a variety of platforms yet. After zooming in on the web services technology stacks a bit the talk turns into a series of demos of most of the WS-* technology interop that is available today. We conclude with a number of pointers and pitfalls and some references to check out for yourself. We marked the talk as a 300-level talk, but all in all it gives a nice overview of interop without requiring alot of technical depth. Demo-wise we’re showing way beyond a similar talk that Microsoft and Sun did during their keynote session at JavaOne.
In case you wonder why Edwin, the .NET guy is wearing his own clothes and me, the JAvA guy, is wearing a Microsoft DevDays speakers shirt…that’s just to mess with your mind 😉
Btw – We did a second talk during DevDays that covered interoperability in the Windows Azure cloud, with Azure .NET Services, Access Control, the Service Bus and what have you not. I expect this talk to be available anytime as well. I’ll post an update to this blog when it is.