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  • Interview with the Book Authors: Brown, Laird, Gee, Mitra: SOA Governance

    by Boris Lublinsky on  Mar 20, 2009

    InfoQ had the opportunity to review the new book “SOA Governance: Achieving and Sustaining Business and IT Agility” and interview its authors Clive Gee, William A. Brown, Robert G. Laird, Tilak Mitra.Topics covered include the role of reuse in SOA, SOA governance tooling, Business/IT alignment, etc.

  • We Need to Create Information System Ratings

    by Pierre Bonnet on  Mar 09, 2009 5

    Pierre Bonnet, CTO of Orchestra Networks, argues that information systems are too opaque and not agile enough. He claims this is the main reason why "healthy" multinationals can collapse within months as they take on too much risk. He suggests that information systems be rated on how they manage master data, business rules and business processes.

  • A Message Type Architecture for SOA

    by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Feb 09, 2009 28

    This article proposes a new Message Type Architecture based on two DSLs to help manage the message formats in a SOA. The approach promotes reuse via the Enterprise Data Model referenced in message type definitions. It also helps aligning the Data and SOA governance processes.

SOA Contract Maturity Model

Posted by Kjell-Sverre Jerijærvi on  Jan 13, 2009

This article shows how recommended contract versioning design policies relate to a SOA Maturity Model. The goal is to provide a roadmap for achieving versioning and composability.

Contract Versioning, Compatibility and Composability

Posted by Kjell-Sverre Jerijærvi, Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Dec 09, 2008

Kjell-Sverre and Jean-Jacques revisit the concept of compatible contract based on XML, XML Schema and WSDL extensibility to foster service reuse and complement Governance. 29

Implementing SOA Governance

Posted by Todd Biske on  Oct 20, 2008

The hardest thing about a successful adoption of SOA is not the technology, but rather, the culture change. Todd Biske offers his perspective on using Governance to drive culture change. 1

Quest for True SOA

Posted by Alex Maclinovsky on  Sep 10, 2008

Alex Maclinovsky explains why his vision of Governance differs from those prevailing in the industry. Based on a precise understanding SOA platforms, he defines a unified view of SOA Governance. 1

SOA Governance: An Enterprise View

Posted by Michael Poulin on  Aug 20, 2008

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.

Service-Oriented Development with Consumer-Driven Contracts

Posted by Ian Robinson on  Jul 27, 2008

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

Beyond SOA: A New Type of Framework for Dynamic Business Applications - Part II

Posted by Vasile Buciuman-Coman, Michael Chervenic on  Jul 07, 2008

In this second part of their article, the authors explore the architecture of Dynamic Business Applications and how it impacts implementation productivity. 2

Implementing a Service Registry for .NET Web Services

Posted by Boris Lublinsky on  Jan 23, 2008

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

SOA Governance: Crucial Necessity or Waste of Time?

Posted by Gernot Starke on  Nov 21, 2007

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

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