Using Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) it is possible to lower the costs of information systems. Paradigms which are appropriate to database era are still being applied to SOA, resulting in counterproductive, and sometimes even dangerous designs. The author explores ways to achieve the potential of SOA initiatives by adhering to ten basic commandments.
“SOA Principles of Service Design” by Thomas Erl is an encyclopedia of service design principles needed to build SOA solutions. This article contains three supporting practices taken from the book: Service Profiles, Vocabularies, and Organizational Roles.
This article introduces and discusses three technologies, virtualization, service orientation, and grid computing, and then shows how they are combining to create new design and deployment options - "Virtual Service Oriented Grids." The business case for using this emergent model is also discussed.
BackgrounDRb is a very useful library for Rails application developers that need to run background tasks as a result of web requests. 5
SOA Expert Steve Jones from CapGemini provides a hands on look at SOA Antipatterns and a list of ways your SOA project can go wrong. 5