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Interview: Mark Little on Transactions, Web Services, and REST

by Stefan Tilkov on  Jun 24, 2008 17

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.

Should developers write their own transaction coordination logic?

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Jan 15, 2008 3

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?

Are Cross-Service Transactions A Violation of the Autonomous Tenet of Service Orientation?

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Jul 19, 2007 5

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.

Interview: IONA CTO Eric Newcomer on WS Transaction Standards

by Stefan Tilkov on  Sep 27, 2006

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.

Article: A History of Extended Transactions

by Diana Plesa on  May 09, 2006 6

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.

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