With SOA maturing, it becomes more apparent that many people are getting lost in the “alphabet soup” of the terms that are interpreted and misinterpreted differently by many people. This makes it even harder for people, discussing complex SOA issues, to understand each other.
Complex Event Processing systems and Event Driven Architectures have been identified as playing a larger role in sophisticated systems today and in the future. What that role is and how it is carried out are up for debate.
In the second part of their article, Vasile and Michael explore the architecture of Dynamic Business Application as a possible standard architecture for server-side applications. The authors note that in this architecture concepts like SOA play a minor role while components like BPM engines, schedulers, messaging have a definite role.
Microsoft patterns & practices has recently made available the Composite Application Guidance for WPF. A key component of this guidance is the Composite Application Library, a library useful to create composite WPF applications.
Microsoft has just released the Composite Application Guidance for WPF-June 2008, also known as Prism.
In this interview filmed during ALT.NET 2008, Glenn Block answers Greg Young's questions about Prism. Among others, Glenn talks about what is Prism, the differences between Prism and CAB, the architectural challenges met, the customers' feature requests.
SCA continues to gain momentum, becoming a dominant SOA programming model adopted by many commercial SOA products. Several recently published presentations explain capabilities, inner working and usage of SCA.
While in the past, the Java community debated over backing SCA or JBI, there are some signs that both of them might be formally incorporated into Java EE 6.
The Apache Tuscany team announced last month the 1.2 release of the Java SCA and 1.1 release of SDO projects. These releases make Tuscany implementation complaint with the main latest SCA specifications, including SCA Assembly Model, SCA Policy framework, SCA Java Common Annotations, SCA EJB, Spring, BPEL and Web Services bindings, etc.
At JavaOne 2008, Jos Dirksen and Tijs Rademakers talked about using Service Component Architecture (SCA) and Java Business Integration (JBI) frameworks together to get the best of both worlds. Using a sample application, they explained how to deploy an SCA application on a JBI container. In another SCA related session, Mike Edwards gave an overview of SCA architecture model.
The 0.9 draft of the SCA Java EE Integration specification, just published by the Open SOA collaboration, defines the integration of SCA and Java EE within the context of a Java EE application, the use of Java EE components as service component implementations, and the deployment of Java EE archives either within or as SCA contributions.
OASIS is going to hold a 3 day symposium on the topic of "Composability within SOA" in Santa Clara, CA from April 28th to April 30th. Engineers and Scientists from vendors and end-user companies will discuss topics including mashups, Service-Oriented Ajax, SCA, BPEL, SDO, BPM, Web Service Transactions, Data Security in SOA, SOA Reference Architecture...
Ever since the OpenSOA initiative published the white paper entitled: "Power Combination, SCA, OSGi and Spring", the combination of these three technologies has generated some interest. In a recent post, William Vambenepe explores potential new management capabilities for this type of SOA platform.
Paremus recently released version 1.2 of Infiniflow, a next-generation distributed application server based on OSGi and SCA. InfoQ spoke with Paremus Marketing Manager Andrew Rowney to learn more about this release and about Infiniflow's new application server model.