As reported by Didier here. We had the chance last thursday evening to meet Mr Gordon Simpson, deputy CTO of BEA Systems.

We discussed very intensively different themes, as:

  • the mid-term vision and positioning of IBM Web Sphere, BEA Web Logic and the Microsoft .NET solutions
  • the current standardization processes (J2EE, Java, etc.) in comparison with other ones, not so successful (CORBA specs)
  • the future of SUN (HW, Java)
  • the strategy of BEA concerning Linux
  • UDDI: hype or market standard?
  • offline solution and caching
  • SOA on IBM mainframes



  • An awesome workshop and a great person, Thanks for your time Gordon.