This session takes a comprehensive look the "Web as Platform," implications for software architecture and innovations and ideas that are just now being fully appreciated. Changing concepts of system design and the discipline and practice of software architecture, that architects and technical leads must know today are addressed in this far ranging discussion.
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized business strategist and enterprise architect. He was founding Editor-in-Chief of Web 2.0 Journal and is current Editor-in-Chief of Social Computing Magazine. He is also the founder and owner of the popular Web 2.0 UniversityTM as well as The Enterprise 2.0 TV Show.
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Other than that, I agree that the web is a powerful platform, but unreliable by nature (like somebody pointed out in the question round of the talk).