Q: So who am I ?
A: I am a long time SOA, Enterprise and Data Architect. I've authored 5 books and seen them in print, as well as numerous magazine articles. I am also a patent holder in the technology and SOA spaces.
Q: What do I speak to and write about ?
A: SOA, Web Services, SOAP, WSDL, XSD, XML, Enterprise Architecture, Governance, IT Strategy, Data Services, Data and Metadata.
Q: Is ReST better than SOAP ?
A: Both ReST and SOAP have advantages and disadvantages. It is more important to identify the requirements and patterns, before jumping to a specific solution.
Q: Why is SOA so important ?
A: SOA has become a critical architecture that enables business solutions. It plays a role is process management, service compostion, data access, information services and integration.