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SOA Web Services Edge Conference Coverage on SYS-CON.TV

All Conference Education Sessions Are Now Available at SYS-CON University

(February 16, 2005, 6:22 AM)
- SYS-CON staff early on the floor, getting ready to direct the delegates to the Microsoft Tutorial through the expo hall. Microsoft tutorial scheduled for at 8 AM on the second day of the show attracted more than 300 delegates for the hands-on session. All Web Services Edge delegates now have access to view all sessions they missed at the SYS-CON.TV Live Webcast pages.

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(February 16, 2005, 7:15 AM) - Theresa Bui Friday, founder and CEO of Palamida Software announcing the company's new automated solution to control software intellectual property assets.

News Story: Palamida Software announced today live on SYS-CON.TV the commercial release of the first comprehensive system to ensure that companies accurately control their software intellectual property (IP) assets. According to Palamido founder and CEO Theresa Bui Friday, whether software applications are core to a company's product offering or integral to its infrastructure, they comprise a major percentage of many companies' market value. The use of third-party commercial and open source software components has become standard in software development. This rapid shift in component development has left many CEOs, legal counsel, and IT managers scrambling for information about whether their companies control the IP behind applications that are mission-critical to their success.

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(February 16, 2005, 7:39 AM) - Ari Bixhorn Director of Web Services Strategies at Microsoft during his second day keynote presentation. Bixhorn's keynote is now available at SYS-CON.TV Live Webcast pages.

(February 16, 2005, 7:56 AM) - Wednesday 8 AM Microsoft tutorial opens to a well-attended audience. All Web Services Edge Microsoft tutorials are now availabe on SYS-CON.TV Live Webcast pages FREE of charge to all .NET Developer's Journal subscribers.

Robert Hurlbut's .NET Blog: Web Services Edge East and Cabana Night

"I was at the SYS-CON Web Services Edge East 2005 in Boston for a couple of days this week. I had some work to finish for a couple of my clients, so I couldn't attend the entire conference, but what I saw was great. Some of my favorite parts were watching Michael Stiefel's talk on SOA and WSE2 and one of my heros from my transaction study days: Eric Newcomer's talk on service orientation and an working SOA. I really wanted to see Julia Lerman's WSE2 talk, but had to miss it because of work -- bummer!

The biggest highlight for me was attending Patrick Hynds and Duane LaFlotte's security talk on "Security: The New Reality". They are also giving this talk at DevTeach. There were some impressive hacks and defense techniques shown, but one hack I especially "liked" (and you should defend against) is Duane's uploading of an ASP.NET (ASPX) page to a web site, and using it to traverse the file system to obtain anything he wanted off the web server!

While at the conference, I enjoyed catching up with Julie, Michael, Thom Robbins, Patrick, Duane, as well as meeting Derek Ferguson and G. Andrew Duthie for the first time. Look for an article on SQL Injection to come out soon in the .NET Developer's Journal that I am working on with Patrick and Duane.

On Wednesday night, several of us attended the Cabana Night (sponsored by INETA). I was going to be in the Security room as an expert, but at last minute, I learned that the C# room needed someone, and Michael and I stepped in to fill the gap. Most of the questions dealt with books and other resources to get past the basics of C#, and into the advanced particulars of .NET. Both Michael and I agreed that you must always make sure you understand the CLR first (yes, and IL) before venturing out, as it will make understanding the advanced topics that much easier. Unfortunately, as it was last minute, we didn't have anything prepared for C# 2.0 information, but we had internet access and pointed to some good resources (specs, blogs, etc.) to get up to speed on the areas we were not as familiar with that night.

All in all, it was a great couple of days for me to catch up with some folks and learn a few things as well."

Editor's Note: All sessions presented at the Web Services Edge 2005 East will be made avaiable online at "education.sys-con.com" to all conference delegates.

(February 16, 2005, 8:14 AM) - Wednesday 8 AM Microsoft tutorial opens to a well-attended audience. All Microsoft tutorials are available to .NET Developer's Journal subscribers on SYS-CON.TV Live Webcast pages.

(February 16, 2005, 12:31 PM) - Patrick McGovern, chairman of International Data Group discussing with Fuat Kircaali the need of launching the Web Services Edge Conference & Expo worldwide to better serve the i-technology audiences in Far East, Europe, and South America.

Producing more than 170 events in over 40 countries, IDG has the world's most comprehensive portfolio of technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events. From platform-specific events, such as Macworld Conference & Expo and LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, to events for specific vertical industries.

(February 16, 2005, 12:31 PM) - Patrick McGovern (McGovern's recent TV interview), founder and chairman of IDG, International Data Group (right) with Fuat Kircaali, founder and CEO of SYS-CON Media on the Web Services Edge 2005 East show floor. IDG and SYS-CON are two partner media companies, IDG producing the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo and SYS-CON publishing the LinuxWorld Magazine and the LinuxWorld.com Web site, the world's three leading Linux resources.

With more than 300 publications in 85 countries, read by more than 100 million people each month, IDG is the world's leading publisher of computer magazines and newspapers including PC World, Computerworld, InfoWorld, CIO, Macworld, and Network World global product lines.

With more than 400 web sites worldwide, IDG offers the most extensive online technology content on the Web. IDG.net is designed as a gateway--an interactive newsstand--in which you can find the IDG site most relevant to your inquiry.

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(February 16, 2005, 12:55 PM) - Dave Gruber, Coldfusion product manager for Macromedia summarized the CFMX7 release he announced 9 days earlier live on SYS-CON.TV and answered Jeremy Geelan's questions.

First Annual App Server Shoot-Out!
[Rebroadcast On Thursday, February 17, 11 AM EST, 63 Minutes]

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(February 16, 2005, 1:41 PM)
- View the entire App Server Shoot-Out now on SYS-CON.TV!

(February 16, 2005, 1:45 PM) - Anne Thomas Manes Vice President and Research Director, Burton Group moderated the first annual App Server Shoot-Out.

(February 16, 2005, 1:48 PM) - Marc Fleury, founder and CEO, JBoss Inc. while making a comment about his competition. Watch Marc's "whatever.. :-)" opinion on the PHP engine during this app server shoot-out.

(February 16, 2005, 1:55 PM) - Davanum 'Dims' Srinivas, Senior Architect, Office of the CTO, Computer Associates represented Apache Foundation. Dims politely requested the app servers should also be compared in terms of interoperability, WSI specifications and how they adhere to these industry standards.

(February 16, 2005, 1:55 PM) - Dave Gruber of Macromedia opened up his comments by correcting the other speakers that ColdFusion App Server is actually was one of the first in the market and has been around for more than 10 years!

(February 16, 2005, 1:59 PM) - The first annual "App Server Shoot-Out" took place on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 at Web Services Edge 2005 East in Boston. The leading app server manufacturers debated the state of their app server solutions today. View the rebroadcast of this entire event (63 minutes), on  SYS-CON.TV Live Webcast pages.

Photo:  App Server Shoot-Out Participants (L to R) -  Peter Yared, Founder & CEO, ActiveGrid; Ivo Totev, Technology Evangelist, SAP AG; Dino Chiesa, Marketing Product Manager for the .NET Developer Platform, MicrosoftAnne Thomas Manes (Moderator), Vice President and Research Director, Burton Group; Dave Gruber, ColdFusion Senior Product Manager, Macromedia; Davanum 'Dims' Srinivas (representing Apache Foundation), Senior Architect, Office of the CTO, Computer Associates; Paul Fremantle, Lead Architect, IBM WebSphere; and Marc Fleury, founder and CEO, JBoss Inc.

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(February 16, 2005, 1:59 PM) - Eric Newcomer, CTO of Iona with Jeremy Geelan minutes before he delivers his very poplualr session which is originally based on his equally popular  WLDJ article.

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Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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