Kjell-Sverre and Jean-Jacques revisit the principles of contract design focusing on the concept of compatible contract based on XML, XML Schema and WSDL extensibility to foster service reuse and complement Governance. The article includes a novel approach to manage message types in relation to an enterprise data model.
The hardest thing about a successful adoption of SOA is not the technology, but rather, the culture change. In this article, Todd Biske offers his perspective on using Governance to drive this culture change. The article covers the establishment of policies, defines the role of a CoE and look at techniques to help with the enforcement of these policies.
Alex Maclinovsky explains why his vision of Governance differs from those prevailing in the industry. Based on his precise understanding of what a SOA platform should do, he defines a unified view of SOA Governance which he claims "has the potential to take the imperfect SOA platforms and implementations ... and transform them into true Service Oriented Architectures..."
Michael Poulin explains the necessity for SOA governance to ensure an Enterprise SOA's success, relying on concepts from the OASIS SOA Reference Model and Reference Architecture.
In this article, Ian Robinson discusses how consumer-driven contracts (stories for services and unit tests exchanged between service development streams) can strengthen the SOA development lifecycle. 2
In this second part of their article, the authors explore the architecture of Dynamic Business Applications and how it impacts implementation productivity. 2
In this article, Boris Lublinsky explains the design and implementation of a service registry that decouples service consumers and providers in a .NET-based SOA environment. 3
In this article, Gernot Starke introduces SOA Governance, how it relates to overall Corporate Governance and IT Governance, and how it should be applied both at design-time and at runtime. 4
In the wake of the latest product announcement from IBM, InfoQ talked to Bertrand Portier about a RedBook that presents a fairly general Model-Driven-Development approach to service construction.
In a new InfoQ article, Jean-Jacques Dubray shows why a Service governance organization is critical to a company's SOA success, and what it takes to create such a structure efficiently. 4
In this article, Wolfgang Keller explores the challenges in SOA adoption and discusses the relation of SOA governance to overall IT governance.
In this article, InfoQ SOA editor and innoQ principal consultant Stefan Tilkov introduces roles for successful SOA Governance that can be used as a starting point for a company-specific organization.