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WSO2 today announced that WSO2 Co-founder and CTO Paul Fremantle will present two sessions at QCon London 2012: “The Evolution of PaaS” and “The Evolution of Integration.” QCon London 2012 is being held March 7-9, 2012 at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre.

The Evolution of Platform-as-a-Service

In this session, Paul will explore the ongoing evolution of platform-as-a-service (PaaS), including the different approaches and key differentiators between various PaaS offerings. He will review technical aspects, such as language support, deployment models, scaling, elasticity and multi-tenancy. Additionally, Paul will address common organizational issues, including the demand to fit with existing investments, openness and pluggability. He also will examine project case studies to discuss what core services are important today as well as for the future.

Session Title: The Evolution of PaaS
Event Track: PaaS – Practical Cloud Computing for Developers
Time: Thursday, March 8, 2012, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Location: Westminster

The Evolution of Integration

In this session, Paul will examine the latest trends in integration, including the API management movement, the focus on JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), and representational state transfer (REST) compared to Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) and service-oriented architecture (SOA). He will review available approaches, highlighting the pros and cons of different integration technologies. Additionally, Paul will present examples of integration, addressing the issues of asynchronous messaging, non-blocking, and high-volume scenarios.

Session Title: The Evolution of Integration
Event Track: Industrial-Strength Architecture for Integration and Web Computing
Time: Friday, March 9, 2012, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Location: Fleming

About the Speaker

As WSO2’s co-founder and CTO, Paul Fremantle spearheads the company’s overall product strategy. Recognized by InfoWorld as a Top 25 CTO, Paul was responsible for simultaneously leading development of the groundbreaking WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus and Apache Synapse ESB. He has played a pioneering role in open source development, beginning with the original Apache SOAP project where he donated code to enable access to Enterprise JavaBeans. Paul also led IBM’s involvement in the Axis C/C++ project. He currently is co-chair of the OASIS Web Services Reliable eXchange Technical Committee, as well as vice president of the Apache Software Foundation Synapse Project.

About QCon

QCon is a practitioner-driven conference designed for team leads, architects and project management. Crafted by software developers and architects, QCon provides unique opportunities to learn, network, and track innovation occurring in the enterprise software development community. QCon runs five times a year in London, San Francisco, Tokyo, Beijing, and Sao Paulo. The QCon London 2012 program includes two tutorial days led by over 100 industry experts and authors and three conference days with 19 tracks and over 100 speakers covering a wide variety of relevant and exciting topics in software development today.

About WSO2

WSO2 is the lean enterprise middleware company. It delivers the only complete open source enterprise SOA middleware stack purpose-built as an integrated platform to support today’s heterogeneous enterprise environments—internally and in the cloud. WSO2’s service and support team is led by technical experts who have proven success in deploying enterprise SOAs and contribute to the technology standards that enable them. For more information, visit http://wso2.com and the WSO2 OxygenTank developer portal at http://wso2.org, or check out WSO2 on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and FriendFeed.

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