In this interview Alec Sharp, an expert on modeling, discusses the importance of modeling, particularly Business Process Modeling and BPMN (Business Process Modeling Notation) to app development. Sharp says that although building complex models can be contradictory to what Agile is about, building simple models is not. Sharp also refers to BPMN as a “visual programming language.”
Stefan Tilkov discusses REST (Representational State Transfer) and RESTful web services based upon work he has done for clients of his consultancy. Stefan talks about the shortcomings of the WS-* specs and says he sees little need for WS-* web services any more. Stefan also talks about how web development frameworks are beginning to map to the RESTful model, and the concept of REST and security.
In this interview, recorded at QCon London, Google architect Gregor Hohpe talks to Stefan Tilkov about his new work on conversation patterns. Building upon his earlier work on enterprise integration patterns, Gregor sees conversation patterns as playing a critical role in real-world interactions, with analogies in the natural world.