Energy of a Production Upgrade

I am now officially almost at the halfway point of the first phase of a software upgrade on production system. As it is an SOA application we took a different approach than most people were pushing for and it is interesting to be here supporting the team as they go through the throws

Can You Find It

I am going to attempt to introduce a very crucial topic in the world of Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing and Service Oriented Architecture. Graham will talk about Metadata and man is it fun.  If you want to start a long and important conversation ask him about it, but be p

CoffeeCAST – #32 – Talking Data Warehousing and Integration

Welcome to the 32nd CoffeeCAST with Stephen Hayward of Project X.  Well welcome back.  Today I have captured Graham for another fun discussion on Data Warehousing and Integration.  So I am just finishing a great Starbucks Grande Bold and hope you have found a good coffee yourself for

Job Opportunities @ Project X

Hello everyone, Project X is going through a growth spurt and are looking for some great people to do awesome things with us and for our clients.  Here are what we are looking for: ETL Developers (Intermediate to Senior) – Ascential DataStage, Sunopsis BEA Developers (Senio

CoffeeCAST – #30 – Conferences, Appliances and SODAs

Welcome to the 30th CoffeeCAST with Stephen Hayward of Project X.  Today though we are having a gloomy weather day, I thought we could talk about some items that have been circling around me. So here I am enjoying a cup of Starbucks by myself, so I am really counting on you to join in


Return on Investment is a driving force behind Service Oriented Architecture. By creating a platform for interoperability you create the opportunity for re-use. Re-use is the key to your ROI.  So SOA should embrace the heterogeneous nature of IT and must wrap and re-use existing


I have been loving the evolution of widgets and mashups over the past 6-12 months.  The most funny thing is that back in the hay day of the dot com I remember talking with clients about Portable Web Components.  I guess MIP was ahead of his time. We had a great one which was

Might as well go for a SODA

You know the song…  I was singing it today and then somehow linked in to the fact that it is a great acronym, so I am going to use it. Service Oriented Data Architecture – SODA I was thinking that as we try to apply the concepts of Service Oriented Architecture in the

CoffeeCAST – #25 – Mind Shift

Welcome to the 25th CoffeeCAST with Stephen Hayward of Project X.  We are just coming off a long weekend in Canada (Simcoe day in Ontario).  A great weekend and a time to develop some discussion ideas.  Today I fly solo and discuss the idea of the ability to do a mind shift.  So in to

Enterprise Application Success

Just catching up from the lovely long weekend – fully unplugged even my Treo was off. I follow James Governor’s blog and he has a great post on Where and How SOA works: Some Buckets. Here are his observations: 1. They have a single person ultimately responsible for SOA who