Service Discovery is an essential aspect of service orientated architecture because it avoids early binding of clients to particular service instances. In this article, Jan Algermissen explains the need for discovery of RESTful services, and explains how the existing Domain Name Service (DNS) standard can be used as a widely-deployed and scalable solution.
In part 1 of a series of articles Dennis Sosnoski that look at the mismatch between XML Schema and web service data bindings looks at simple data types and the problems they create. 1
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
Smooks is best known for its transformation capabilities, but in this article Tom Fennelly describes how you can also use it for structured event streaming. 17
Platforms need interoperability. In this article Flex interoperability with JSON and XML is explored including direct mapping to chart and grid components. 2
In this article, Bryon Jacob and Chris Berry continue their description of AtomServer, their implementation of a full-fledged Atom Store based on Apache Abdera.
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
Thin client paradigm characterized by web applications is a kludge that needs to be repudiated. Old compromises are no longer needed and it's time to move the presentation tier to where it belongs. 24
In this article, Bryon Jacob and Chris Berry introduce AtomServer, their implementation of a full-fledged Atom Store based on Apache Abdera, which is now available as open source. 8