I have the second half of my black belt test this Saturday. It is 12 rounds of sparring. We'll see what happens.
I have started thinking about some next generation workloads that will tax our scalability, programming model and tools. My current thoughts of interesting workloads are:
-- Content Management
-- Event Driven Processing, RFID
-- SOA based integration spanning organization boundaries
-- On-line collaboration
I am interested in hearing what people think.
Middleware and tools