Tom Nolle is the chief strategist for ExperiaSphere, an open source Java project aimed at creating service logic and management abstractions, as well as CEO of CIMI Corporation, a private consulting firm that specializes in advanced computer and telecommunications technology. Nolle has over 30 years of experience as a private consultant and is a prolific writer and blogger on all things IT. His recent experiences with the ExperiaSphere project have leant Nolle an in-depth understanding of the pain points application architects face when working with Web services in an increasingly mobile environment.
Application architecture in a Web-oriented world is a three part interview in which Tom Nolle discusses where SOA came from, where it stands today and where it's going tomorrow. In Part one: Web service standards and requirements Nolle discusses requirements and standards and how they play into application development for new technologies like mobile devices. Part two: Mobile's impact on RESTful Web services explains more about the effect that mobile devices are having on the realm of RESTful Web services. Nolle introduces the "chubby client", which has emerged as an alternative to the traditional thin client versus thick client paradigm, in Part three: SOA in the next computing era.