In SOA is going to need mainframe skills and disciplines, his general theme is that mainframe development skills will be helpful for developing SOA apps; perhaps so, perhaps a new career opportunity for some people. I really like this line from the posting: "The last few years have not been about SOA, but JBOWS (just a bunch of web services)." JaBoWS (I like my spelling better); I like that; have to'll keep that in mind.
Most of the postings on that Mainframe blog are about z/OS and IBM. (Gee, I wonder why?!) The postings seem to be by a number of people, not just James.
On his MonkChips blog, James has been blogging a lot about IBM lately:
- Can IBM Thrive In A World Where The Average Deal Size is 2c?
- Time for IBM to restart the San Francisco Project?
- On Adobe, SOA D'OH! and Several Things To Fire An Architect For
- Friday Roundup: On IBM, Microsoft, SaaS and filmloop.com
- Does IBM have a secret plan to kill the mainframe?
I haven't had time to digest all that yet, but it looks like interesting stuff, so check it out.