Posthum, I’d like to mention that I was presenting on this years’ Java Forum Stuttgart 2008 (http://www.java-forum-stuttgart.de) organized by the Java User Group Stuttgart (JUGS) a architecture presentation “SOA oder so – ESB für Querdenker” (Abstract E7). The topic was how to use a enterprise service bus (ESB) to build products in contrast to using them in projects. I mainly reported on experiences we got from the MIDAS architecture including special techniques we use, tips and tricks etc.
There was quite a audience in the room and it was a good experience holding a presentation in front of such a audience. I was though not sure whether it was really interesting the the audience in the end as there was not too much feedback. Check out the slides if you like.