Thursday, Afternoon
XML for Large-Scale Development
Convention Ctr – 205B
Peter Herzum, Vayda & Herzum, LLC.

This tutorial focuses on how to use XML within large-scale component-based distributed system development and for e-business solutions. After placing XML in the context of component-based development and interoperability between systems and components, the tutorial discusses approaches and architectures for using XML to build large-scale systems. The tutorial addresses principles for run-time scalability and how to improve cost-effectiveness of large-scale development using XML. Topics include shortcomings of DTDs, the role of a tagged-data repository, the required switch from a strongly-typed toward a strongly-tagged mindset, the role of XML in the larger picture of enterprise-level development, a global interoperability model, and more.

Attendees will come away with a real-world perspective of how XML is used for component-based development and e-business, and the kind of issues, and possible solutions, that one can expect from a strong adoption of XML for distributed system development and e-business.

Presentation Format: Presentation-based.

Attendee Background: Participants should have a general familiarity with distributed system development issues, and preferably with object-oriented analysis and design. Familiarity with the XML specification and related technologies is very useful but not required. The intended audience is professionals planning to use or currently using XML and charged with architecting, developing, or managing large-scale distributed systems.

Peter Herzum, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer & Software Ecologist of Vayda & Herzum, is considered the guru of component-based development for the enterprise. Peter is the creator of the Business Component Approach, the first approach entirely based on components, and principal author of the groundbreaking book, “Business Component Factory: A Comprehensive Overview of Component-Based Development for the Enterprise,” which has been described by analysts as “the bible of e-business component development.” Peter has over 15 years experience in the industry, and he has led large-scale component-based product development and solution development since 1992. Peter also has extensive experience in consulting, mentoring, and training for large organizations. He is a frequent speaker at conferences across the world (including tutorials at OOPSLA‘99, OOP2000, ObjectWorld, Component Development, XML ONE, and others), and an active member of the OMG. Peter holds a Dr. Eng. degree in Computer Science from the Politecnico di Milano.

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