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SPA-278: Resource-Oriented Computing: Web concepts upset solution economics

BCS Software Practice Advancement

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (GMT)

SPA-278: Resource-Oriented Computing: Web concepts...

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Refreshments and sandwiches from 18:00.


In software we build solutions and at some point we reach a glass ceiling - the point at which it is cheaper to throw it away and start again than to try to push forward.

The Web is different. We've never had to throw the Web away - it just seems to evolve. The Web demonstrates a different economic model, one in which the cost of change is less than the value added.

In this talk Peter Rodgers will introduce the core concepts of Resource Oriented Computing. He will show how the basic ideas of the Web (such as REST) can be generalized and applied inside software. He will demonstrate a new and practical way of thinking about software that allows us to step up, out of the confines of programming languages, to a world of resources and evolvable resource composition.

Along the way, he will show how radically decoupling software architecture leads to significant economic returns both in the development/maintenance phases and the operational engineering, with dramatic breakthroughs in performance and scalability of complex systems.


Peter Rodgers is the architect of NetKernel and the father of Resource Oriented Computing. Peter started his research into ROC at Hewlett Packard Labs. When trying to build very large scale software solutions, he discovered that he could afford to "build-one", but that the long-tail cost of software dwarfs the headline costs.

Have questions about SPA-278: Resource-Oriented Computing: Web concepts upset solution economics? Contact BCS Software Practice Advancement

When & Where

BCS London
5 Southampton Street
WC2E 7HA London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (GMT)

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