June 2006 Monthly Meeting
June 20, 2006
Trevor Perry of Clear Technologies
SOA - Not Just Another TLA !
Once upon a time, programmers were given a
new language called RPGIV, and a new environment named ILE,
for their development work. It offered a chance to develop applications
using more modular techniques. Some of those programmers chose to use the
new environment and learned new things including activation groups and
service modules. The more they learned, the more time they had to focus on
the applications and the less time they focused on maintenance and
Many other programmers chose to play only with the new features of the RPG
language and to this day remain unaware of the advantages of ILE. They
have not discovered that modularization provides more efficient code
They have not discovered that code re-use can reduce the effort required
for building application systems.
They have not discovered how integrating applications can be much simpler
when using a modular approach.
Today, a new modular architecture called Services Oriented Architecture (SOA)
has been thrust into the IT industry limelight. SOA adds a business view
to IT development along with the concept of modularizing business
applications into recognizable services. We are at a new intersection; a
point where companies can either (left fork) continue the same old linear
approach to coding and development, or (right fork) adopt an SOA approach
to gain advantage of modularizing business processes using IT.
Will you learn the lessons of ILE? In this session, Trevor will review SOA
with a demonstration like you could never imagine. You will leave with a
clearer understanding of exactly what SOA is, how SOA can help your
business, and what choices you have in building SOA using the iSeries.
Trevor Perry, a
globally recognized application and enterprise modernization expert, has
been a consultant in the midrange
industry for over 20 years. He is currently an I.T. Strategist and Systems
Architect at Clear Technologies.
He has been a popular speaker at industry conferences and user groups on
many technical, strategic and keynote subjects.
In the last few years, Trevor has forged a new trail with his approach to
enterprise modernization and IT strategy,
challenging the status quo of traditional methodologies and simplifying
the paths towards the future.
Trevorís unique sense of humor and presentation style are one of the many
reasons audiences return to his sessions.
His Australian heritage, diverse consulting background, acting and
improvisational experiences provide Trevor with a
rare viewpoint that is entertaining and always informative.