Some interesting links on whether an ESB is a good choice for an SOA or is it just another integration 'wolf' in a SOA 'sheep's' clothing.
Via Zapthink -Book Excerpt: Enabling Agile Business with SOA,
A roundup of all the brouhaha over Googles protocol buffers
Dare Obasanjo - The Revenge of RPC: Google Protocol Buffers and Facebook Thrift
Steve Vinoski -
Steve Maine - Zermatt: Claims-based identity for ASP.NET (and more!)
Vittorio Bertocci -
Steve Vinoski - Published a paper on Convenience Over Correctness which talks about tooling and how it affects choice of service oriented architectures, causing "heated"
Dominick Baier - Continues the identity model series Useful Extension Methods for Serializing Claim Sets,
Mike Kavis -SOA Security - Why are bloggers not talking about this?
Dare Obasanjo on the Powerset aquisition by Microsoft -
Strategic Use of Information Technology (SUIT) blog - Key Best Practices - What is Service Orientation?,