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The Evolution of Integration

Posted by Paul Fremantle  on  Aug 08, 2012

Paul Fremantle discusses the evolution of EAI, comparing the latest approaches, suggesting using Async Messaging, EDA, APIs, and doing high volumes, and underlining that evolution is not monotonic.

SOA Threat Modeling: Attacking and Defending REST, XML and SOAP-based Services

Posted by Jason Macy  on  Jan 18, 2011 3

Jason Macy explains what are the security threats targeting SOA implementations, the basic requirements for security testing and SOA gateway, attack examples and countermeasures to protect against SQL Injection, DoS, XSD Mutation, and Identity type of attacks.

Using REST for SOA

Posted by Stefan Tilkov  on  Dec 14, 2010

Stefan Tilkov makes a case for using REST in an enterprise SOA solution showing how to implement tricky features like encapsulation, transactions, stateful communication, reliable messaging, notifications, and security. He also offers advice on how to convince the management to use REST and how to implement it at the enterprise level, including mixing it with WS* when mandatory.

What's New in Spring-WS 2.0?

Posted by Arjen Poutsma  on  Dec 07, 2010

Arjen Poutsma introduces Spring-WS, and shows what’s new in Spring-WS 2.0 using demos: an improved @Endpoint model, Spring 3 and Java 5++ support, full streaming, and integration test support.

Pragmatic SOA Beyond Buzzwords and Flamewars

Posted by Stefan Tilkov  on  Aug 17, 2010

Stefan Tilkov discusses SOA basic concepts by making a number of claims, such as “Application architecture is irrelevant for your SOA” or “An ESB should not be at the core of your SOA”, followed by explanations and related recommendations.

RPC and its Offspring: Convenient, Yet Fundamentally Flawed

Posted by Steve Vinoski  on  Dec 19, 2009 2

In this presentation from QCon London 2009, Steve Vinoski discusses what RPC means, the origin and history of RPC, RFC 707, the origins of Distributed Computing Environment (DCE), the growth of the Internet, standardization, distributed objects, CORBA, DCOM, Java, SOAP, WS-*, the fundamental flaws in RPC, REST properties and constraints, REST vs RPC philosophy, Erlang reliability and concurrency.

WS-* vs. REST: Mashing up the Truth from Facts, Myths and Lies

Posted by Sanjiva Weerawarana  on  Jan 10, 2009 11

In this presentation, recorded at QCon, WSO2's CEO and WSDL co-inventor Sanjiva Weerawarana tries to address some of the myths and lies surrounding the REST-vs.-WS-* debate. He argues that while both camps claim how "easy" it is to build distributed business applications using their favorite technological approach, building distributed applications simply remains a hard problem.

Services & Workflows: SOAP and REST with WCF and WWF

Posted by Christian Weyer  on  Dec 22, 2008

In this presentation filmed during QCon London 2008, Christian Weyer, co-founder of thinktecture, explains how to create distributed systems using SOAP or REST on top of Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) or Windows Workflow Foundation (WWF).

Jim Webber on "Guerilla SOA"

Posted by Jim Webber  on  Jan 29, 2008 8

In one of the most entertaining presentations on the topic ever, Dr. Jim Webber debunks myths about the mainstream ESB concept and explains how a lightweight approach can yield real benefits without giving in to vendor pressure. Jim claims that an ESB often ends up being just a thin veneer on an existing mess, and how an approach that doesn't put intelligence into the network is superior.

Real World Web Services

Posted by Scott Davis  on  Aug 29, 2007 5

In this presentation, Scott Davis provides a pragmatic, down-to-earth introduction to Web services as used in the real world by public sites, including SOAP-based, REST and POX-style examples. While the buzzword density leaves nothing to be desired, the presentation contains a very accessible introduction to the core Web services standards.

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