BEA has released a Technology Preview of SCA support in WebLogic 10.3 based on the open source Fabric3 runtime. InfoQ spoke with Jim Marino, Director of Technology at BEA Systems and Meeraj Kunnumpurath, Lead Technologist at VocaLink. We talked about their views on SOA and SCA, what was VocaLink's approach to adopt SCA and some of the key benefits of the technology.
Microsoft has intensified its marketing efforts on SOA with the launch of a new web site, a series of webinars, an ebook, “SOA in the Real World” and the “SOA & Business Process Conference 2007”. In the next couple of months Microsoft will also be releasing .Net 3.5 and an ESB Guidance. InfoQ talked to Dino Chiesa, Director of Marketing for .Net to better understand Microsoft's SOA strategy.
Deutsche Post World Net, one of the world's largest logistics companies has announced plans to contribute its SOA platform to the Eclipse Foundation. InfoQ had a chance to talk to those responsible.
John Harby participates in several OASIS Committees and was co-author of The Middleware Company SOA Blueprints. Here, he proposes an alternative to the Enterprise Service Bus. 23
A new strategy for incorporating event driven architecture for scalability and availability of services in the context of SOA. Actual implementation is described in the context of Mule. 5
This is the second part of InfoQ's ESB series, an exploration of the Enterprise Service Bus. The focus is use cases for ESB --referencing analysts, survey research and community feedback. 27
A healthy debate has arisen in the SOA community around the Enterprise Service Bus. What is the best definition of an ESB? When should an ESB be deployed? What is its role in SOA? 32
With the emergence of WS-Security and WS-ReliableMessaging as standards, web services reach a new level of capability. Find out more about these standards and their impact on SOA. 2
A primer on ESB programming using the open source Mule ESB. Concepts and code sufficient to create an alerting service including endpoint adapters, transformations and core service logic. 7