I must say I'm a bit worn out from all the travel of the last few weeks and the WebSphere Application Server V6 launch this week. In addition to the talk I gave in London last Wednesday, I also did analyst briefings there and then flew down to Montpellier, France, for a pre-launch press conference. Then this week there was another analyst briefing and about a score of interviews. All for a good cause, as they say.
I took today off from work since I have missed so many weekend days in the last month due to business travel and I really need to get my fence finished before the snow starts flying here in upstate New York. It's not uncommon to have the first snow in October here: the first year we moved here, my then three year old daughter Katie was delighted to have it snow six inches on Halloween. With luck, I'll have the fence completely done by Sunday. Today I bought the remaining wood I needed, filled the holes in the wood, sanded it, spot sealed the knots, and primed most of it. Tomorrow I'll finish the prep work and install the two remaining panels.
Just so this entry has a little "business," I want to highlight the IBM developerWorks section for people who are New to SOA and Web services.. The SOA section answers questions like: What is a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)? What can I do with a Service-Oriented Architecture? What are component technologies of SOA? How does SOA relate to other technologies? How can I use SOA in an application? How can I improve my SOA skills? What IBM tools and products are available for SOA?. The Web services section has answers to similar queries such as What is Web services? What can I do with Web services? What are Web services' component technologies? How does Web services relate to other technologies? How can I use Web services in an application? How can I improve my Web services skills? What IBM tools and products are available for Web services?