Docker Inc have announced their acquisition of Orchard Labs, a provider of hosted Docker services. Orchard are also the developers of Fig, a composition and orchestration tool for multi container Docker applications. The London based Orchard team is two strong, with prolific developers Aanand Prasad and Ben Firshman.
While system administrators have always written code to automate tasks and many developers run their own systems, the melding of development and operations into devops has really taken hold as sophisticated configuration management and orchestration tools have become available.
A couple of weeks ago, MuleSoft announced the availability of its new Integration Platform as a Service: Mule iON. This iPaaS comes with a series of out-of-the-box connectors to integrate with SaaS solutions, Cloud services and social media platforms. Mule iON also provides a secure gateway to the enterprise to access these APIs and integration scenarios.
Ricky Ho revisited his three year old post on that question and realized that a lot had changed since then.
This article provides a practical example of light-weight workflow orchestration using Spring AOP and AspectJ.
Red Hat has released a new version of the JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform (version 4.3) and a new version of JBoss Operations Network (2.1). The new SOA Platform allows for the remote monitoring and management of open source SOA deployments while the new integrated management platform aims to improve cooperative support.
After the Oracle acquisition of BEA it was not clear how Oracle was going to integrate often competing SOA products in its and BEA’s portfolio. In his presentation last month David Shaffer, VP Product Managemen for, Oracle Integration, described the Oracle-BEA product Strategy and Roadmap for SOA, BPM, Governance and Events.
In this interview, recorded at QCon London, Google architect Gregor Hohpe talks to Stefan Tilkov about his new work on conversation patterns, building upon his earlier work on enterprise integration patterns. Gregor also talks about the similarities and differences in several approaches to cloud computing.
The Apache ODE team announced this month the 1.2 release of the Apache ODE project. These releases includes many new features, including external variables,support for WSDL HTTP binding and REST-style Web Services advanced endpoint configuration, and a lot of small improvements and bug fixes.
WS-CDL has struggled from birth to find mainstream acceptance. Now one of the main authors, Steve Ross-Talbot, has compared one of the principles behind WS-CDL, that of precision in defining services, to that of the micrometer during the early industrial revolution. Can WS-CDL have the same impact as the micrometer and really facilitate service reuse?
JBoss is close to releasing version 1.0 of their "Process Virtual Machine", an ambitious project that seeks to provide a definition language agnostic process execution engine. InfoQ spoke with project lead Tom Baeyens about the project, and how the PVM changes the BPM landscape.
With the advent of Spring and the development of the Dependency Injection pattern, Component Technologies have started providing advanced composition mechanisms. In the past month IBM and SAP published related articles exploring the modern strategies and tactics to develop composite business solutions.
In a new InfoQ minibook, InfoQ SOA Editor and SOA Enterprise Architect Jean-Jacques Dubray describes the state of the art and emerging new approaches in building "Composite Software", solutions created by assembling existing services. The book is available as an InfoQ Minibook, i.e. free of charge in PDF format for InfoQ users. A printed version is available too.
In this presentation, Google architect Gregor Hohpe introduces various concepts for to manage more complex interactions between services, including conversations, choreography, and orchestration. He provides a down-to-earth look at these concepts along with the associated Web services standards like WS-BPEL and WS-CDL, and identifies common patterns in service conversation.
In an InfoQ article, Boris Lublinsky discusses the main approaches to service composition, both from design and implementation point of view, and outlines the benefits of using orchestration. Topics covered include hierarchical vs. conversational composition, composition topologies, and the pros and cons of difference implementation approaches.