Just checking out the online resources on the new Orcas front-end development technology called Acropolis that builds MVC/MVP patterns into WPF software development.

What I find promising: an Acropolis part can essentially consume a SOA service, allowing the composition of process and activity services to be as simple as snapping parts onto a surface.  This is not particularly new from a software development standpoint, but it’s pretty new for the Microsoft stack.  Nice to see.

We could theoretically get to the point where Mort himself can compose an application from services…  And there would be little or no code to maintain. (Thus solving the problem of unmaintainable code).  It also makes the creation of a Service Oriented Business App so fast as to provide real, useful, practical, business agility.

Code is becoming free.

By Nick Malik

Former CIO and present Strategic Architect, Nick Malik is a Seattle based business and technology advisor with over 30 years of professional experience in management, systems, and technology. He is the co-author of the influential paper "Perspectives on Enterprise Architecture" with Dr. Brian Cameron that effectively defined modern Enterprise Architecture practices, and he is frequent speaker at public gatherings on Enterprise Architecture and related topics. He coauthored a book on Visual Storytelling with Martin Sykes and Mark West titled "Stories That Move Mountains".

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