EJAW is filling an intellectual and
educational niche for senior technical contributors. There are
very few outlets for senior technical contributors to share their
experiences, engage in thought-provoking discussions and learn from
others. Technology courses and conferences are plentiful but they
do not really meet the needs of the senior contributors.
EJAW, on the other hand, presents a
coordinated set of enterprise architecture topics: persistence,
object-relational mapping, transactions and concurrency control,
scalability, fault tolerance, design for scalability, clustering,
integration, messaging and how to minimize the risk of an unsound
architecture. The discussions about these topics are applied to a
challenging, real-world problem: to design and architect an
on-line auction system with requirements similar to eBay®.
Previous workshop participants have made very
positive comments, indicating that EJAW is definitely meeting the
educational and intellectual needs of senior technical contributors.