Demoware… get creative

There have been many technical sessions I’ve been to over the last 3 years. What’s beginning to strike me is that the demoware most of these sessions show contains the traditional artifacts of orders and customers. Sometimes it’s a bank. But seriously, how many order processing systems have you built? I believe most of these types of applications are no longer designed and built from scratch.

Sure, it’s only a sample, and you need to map the knowledge to your own daily work, but sometimes that’s just too hard. I would love to see more creative sampleware. The same old order/customer samples just get boring. Any suggestions?