In this InfoQ article, Boris Lublinsky highlights the problems with exception handling in SOA, and suggests a SOA-based solution: a logging service that accepts all logging requests, stores and forwards them to an exception resolution service, which is responsible for enforcing rules about exception resolution, a notification service, an exceptions/logging portal, and service management.
The MOle, so named because it acts as the investigators agent, is a plugin that provides insight into the inner workings of Ruby on Rails in realtime, as requests come in and get processed. The author describes how the plugin came about and gives InfoQ readers a detailed introduction to his innovative plugin.
SOA aims at making the entire enterprise agile by using services as the building blocks for applications. Agile software development aims at making organizations agile by introducing practices that increase communication and feedback. Which is right? Which is better? Are we comparing apples and oranges? Can they be used together, and if so, how? Join us in the discussion!
Tess Ferrnandez, an escalation engineer in PSS (product support services) at Microsoft, outlines the procedure for tracking down where in your code an exception occurred by using a stack dump.