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Don Box

 

Brief Description: Coauthor of SOAP

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A popular blogger, Don Box was one of the original authors of the SOAP spec and is famous, among other things, for coining the term "COM is Love," as well as for calling HTTP the "cockroach of the Internet" and saying it is the root of problems for Web services.

As Microsoft's "Architect, XML Messaging" - a position he took up in January 2002 - Box has helped MS develop its XML Web services architecture.

He co-authored the original SOAP specification with Bob Atkinson, Gopal Kakivaya, and David Winer. Earlier in his career, he co-founded DevelopMentor Inc., a component software think tank aimed at educating developers on the use of the COM, Java and XML.

Microsoft claims that during his free time, Box "enjoys jamming with fellow MSDN Magazine contributors in Band on the Runtime, which performs songs on various programming topics."

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Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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Agility Pays 12/09/04 03:34:19 AM EST

There are bound to be glaring omissions in any list. It would have been good to see a few more names from the 17 developers who met in Feb 2001 to discuss problems in software development and who devised the so-called "Agile Manifesto." I see that Martin Fowler is here but what about Kent Beck, Alistair Cockburn, Ron Jeffries, Robert "Uncle bob" Martin, and Dave Thomas - people who have all made substantial contributions to software development?

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