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IT trends


Even if we distance ourselves of the inevitable hype, we can distinguish some remarkable trends in actual application development: information and processing should be available everywhere and on multiple platforms, applications should be more flexible and their set-up more ad-hoc. And, as we do not have the time and the means to create something new for every situation, we often try to re-integrate the things that already exist and to re-use them in new combinations.

This seminar explains some actual topics, mainly in software development, and the technologies they are associated with.

Main topics

  • Enterprise Application Integration (EAI)
  • XML: document, schema, parsers, XPath, XSLT, XQuery
  • Distributed Processing / Application servers / Web applications
  • Virtualization / Cloud computing
  • Java platform: Java SE, Java ME, Java EE; apps, applets, servlets; JSP; EJB
  • Microsoft .Net: CLR, C#, ASP.NET, ADO.NET
  • Messaging: MOM, JMS, MQ
  • Web Services: WSDL, UDDI, SOAP
  • Service Oriented Architecture: SOA, ESB
  • Service orchestration: WS-BPEL
  • Development processes: RUP, Agile
  • Modelling: MDA and UML
  • Databases: heterogeneous content (XML, multimedia, code) and information integration
  • Products (BEA, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, open source ...)

Intended for

Non-technical people in the ICT world wanting to have a general overview of some popular trends


Basic knowledge of IT terminology (see course IT awareness). You can test yourself to see if you have enough background by printing and filling in the self-test (PDF file - 69 KB).

Training method

Classroom instruction.

Course leader

Ludo Van den dries.


1 day.


No public sessions are currently scheduled. We will be pleased to set up an on-site course or to schedule an extra public session (in case of a sufficient number of candidates). Interested ? Please contact ABIS.

Global score

4.3/5 (based on 105 evaluations)


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