In this interview, recorded at QCon London 2008, Red Hat Director of Standards and Technical Development Manager for the SOA platform Mark Little talks about extended transaction models, the history of transaction standardization, their role for web services and loosely coupled systems, and the possibility of an end to the Web services vs. REST debate.
In a recent discussion Mark Little and Greg Pavlik discuss whether transaction coordinators and transaction protocols are necessary in the context of widely distributed units of work. Isn't the knowledge of state alignment patterns enough?
This question prompted a heated debate on MSDN in the wake of the release of the first web service transaction standard last May. Juval Löwy from IDesign, Arnon Rotem-Gal-Oz and others exchange their arguments as they answer the question.
IONA CTO Eric Newcomer talked to InfoQ about the progress on WS-Coordination, WS-AtomicTransaction and WS-BusinessActivity , as well as the standardization and the role of the big players in general.
ACID transactions don't work for long-lived use cases. This article documents historic approaches taken in the CORBA and J2EE communities toward extended transactions, how SOA is a more natural fit, and why WS-TX & WS-CAF may finally hold the answer.