So I've finally got some free time coming up after spending the past 2 years of my life working doing phonetic and linquistics algorithms for an ASP.Net application we wrote, it feels good to get to start something new.
So I'm jumping into some stuff I've missed especially SOA's and all the ideas around it. I'm trying to figure out how SOA's are different then what I've been doing for years. I work for a Plumtree portal integrator for a few years now and I don't see how SOA's are any different. I've taken clients disperate systems and brought them all into the portal for one common view for each business user. Is it different? And if it is, how so? These are some of the things I hope to be discovering soon.
On a side not, has anyone checked out this app Ta-Da from 37Signals? I've only started messing with it and so far I like what I see. It's simple and exports my stuff to RSS.