Archive for October 23rd, 2009

My Pantry – Products that work for me


Another in my what works for me in the pantry list. Previous blog post was: My Pantry – What Works For Me.

This post adds another couple of finds in the supermarket.

Product

Rating

Comments Usage Notes
Leggos – Pancetta, Sundried Tomato, Chilli & Herb

Another great stir through sauce for pasta. There is a very nice splash of chilli in this one. Pour some in a bowl, put the hot pasta on top. Then add some parmesan cheese and stir sauce through the pasta. Job done, could not be simpler.
Creative Gourmet – Frozen French Crepes

These are simple great crepes. I’ve used them for dessert, but you could use them in a savoury way as well.
They are all in the one, plastic bag inside the box, but the ones I was using did separate without any problems.
Simply put on a microwave save plate, or bowl, and heat (according to the instructions on the box).
Top with maple syrup (the real one, not the imitation), or whatever you choose.
S&W Home Style Blue Cheese Salad Dressing (could not find a link for this one)

This good, rich and strong blue cheese flavour, in a creamy salad dressing. I used this to use as a dressing for a potato salad (just cubed, boiled potato), the result was very acceptable (if you like blue cheese – which I do).
Just be a little frugal with the application of the dressing, it is quite strong,

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Key Thought while reading SOA Concepts, Technology and Design (part 1)


Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA): Concepts, Technology, and Design

What I intend to do here is pick up the key thoughts, and concepts which I encounter while reading the above book. This one of a couple of SOA books I’m reading currently.

I’m not coming into this discussion of SOA without any previous experience of the topic. So, hopefully the will be more than a 101 level discussion of the concepts.

The “A” in SOA is important to understand. Architecture here is driving at a vendor, and technology, agnostic concept. This concept of the “service orientation” of the components which are integrated into an implementation. The service components “publish” a definition of the service they provide through the service contract (the semantic meaning of what the service does is something which a WSDL contract does not contain – we need to look to other standards and development to see this materialise). The services communicate through messages (which should be self contained and governing objects). 
Web Services are the current way that these aims are currently achieved. In is important to understand that “just using web services” does not make a system SOA. Web services are just a technology platform which allows the implementation of SOA.

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A little it of humour


Something which I cannot claim to be the originator of. But, should be put into the internet for the benefit of all.

Neurotics build castles in the air,
Psychotics live in them,
Physiatrists charge rent.

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