Last week, I attended a conference here in the bayarea where Thomas Friedman gave the keynote speech.
He started out saying, "while I am sleeping, the world changed". What he meant was that after 9/11 he was covering all the 9/11 related news and missing the changes happening outside in place like Bangalore & Beijing.
He concluded the talk saying "world is flat" and it's a global economy.
Today the core web infrastructure inside the datacenter is build using object oriented systems. The 2 major platforms J2EE & .NET are object oriented systems.
In my perspective, in next 5-7 years this "object only" paradigm will change inside the datacenter and Aspect & Service will also play a key role in building the next generation web systems. There is no doubt that objects will play the central role but Aspects will play a bottom-up role to remove the non-functional application logic outside of the system and Services will play a top-down role to construct "abstraction" on top of the object systems to send "messages" over the network.
Uday Subbarayan is Founder and SVP Eng of Elastic Beam, Inc.
Elastic Beam is a software startup focusing on API scale and security.
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