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  • Business SOA Governance

    by Steve Jones on  Feb 16, 2010 6

    Business SOA governance is about the long term transformation of IT to align with the business. This means establishing a clear business architecture and then creating a business SOA governance group who will ensure that vision is followed. This is a powerful group and needs to act in the same way as a judiciary. Their role is not to undertake the work but to enforce the boundaries and rules.

  • A Decade of SOA: Where are we, Where are we Going?

    by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Oct 26, 2009 3

    SOA is 10 years old. InfoQ has gathered Jeff Andres, Eric Ballou, Dave Hollander and William El Kaim, all Enterprise Architects with a long experience in SOA, to share their perspectives on where we are and where we are heading, as part of a virtual panel. They talk about Reuse, Business/IT alignment, Governance,...

  • Book Review: Understanding SCA

    by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Sep 10, 2009

    Four years after the publication of the first SCA specification draft, SCA remains a technology that is not well known or understood. Yet IBM and Oracle have built key product suites with it.Jim Marino and Michael Rowley, both co-authors of the SCA specifications, have published a practical guide to get started with SCA which covers the entire programming model from persistence to presentation.

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

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

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

The Seven Fallacies of Business Process Execution

Posted by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Dec 04, 2007

After 8+ years of intense research, the promises of BPM have not materialized. We explore here a new architecture blueprint for BPMSs based on assemblies and orchestrations. 20

Making Sense of all these Crazy Web Service Standards

Posted by Michele Leroux Bustamante on  May 16, 2007

Michele Leroux Bustamante explains the most relevant WS-* standards used today, their implementation among WS platforms (with a focus on Java and .NET), level of adoption and readiness. 7

Interview: Pete Lacey Criticizes Web Services

Posted by Stefan Tilkov on  Dec 12, 2006

Pete Lacey, author of the "S stands for Simple" dialogue talks to InfoQ about the problems he sees with Web services in general, and SOAP, WSDL and UDDI in particular. 31

The Lost Art of Separating Concerns

Posted by Mark Baker on  Dec 04, 2006

In a short article, Mark Baker claims the default approach to SOA development fails to properly separate concerns, and describes how this is different in Web architecture. 36

Give it a REST: Mark Baker on Web Services

Posted by Stefan Tilkov on  Aug 28, 2006

InfoQ's Stefan Tilkov talks to REST evangelist Mark Baker about REST principles, its benefits, and the relationship to Web services. 4

Simple JAVA and .NET SOA interoperability

Posted by Paul Hammant, Ian Cartwright, ThoughtWorks, Inc on  May 12, 2006

.NET and Java interop can be made really simple using a REST document centric approach. This article demonstrates REST for interop as well as POST-REST. 4

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