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  • Article Series: Web APIs: From Start to Finish

    by Mike Amundsen on  Nov 18, 2014

    This series takes the reader on a journey from determining the business case for APIs to a design methodology, meeting implementation challenges, and taking the long view on maintaining public APIs on the Web over time. Along the way there are interviews with influential individuals and even a suggested reading list on APIs and related topics.

  • Updated Principles of Service Orientation

    by Michael Poulin on  Nov 03, 2014 6

    Our understanding of SOA has changed over the last 15 years including new aspects such as Service Execution Context and a re-defined notion of the Service Contract. This paper reviews and updates the Principles of Service Orientation based on the first OASIS SOA RAF standard bridging the gap between business and technology and eliminating technology-specific wording in their formulation.

  • How SOA Governance (and SOA Management) Should Actually Be Done

    by Ganesh Prasad on  Oct 29, 2014

    Ganesh Prasad proposes separating governance and management in large SOA projects to make sure that right dependencies are used throughout the system in order to promote agility, lower operating costs and reduced operational risks.

Sam Newman: Practical Implications of Microservices in 14 Tips

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Oct 28, 2014

What are the practical concerns associated with running microservice systems? And what you need to know to embrace the power of smaller services without making things too hard? 2

Why Some Web APIs Are Not RESTful and What Can Be Done About It

Posted by Abel Avram on  Oct 26, 2014

Many Web API designers claim their are RESTful, but their APIs have little in common with REST. What can be done to make a web service API truly RESTful? 8

Why SOA Should Be Viewed As “Dependency-Oriented Thinking”

Posted by Ganesh Prasad on  Oct 16, 2014

Ganesh Prasad proposes minimizing service dependencies in a SOA implementation rather than avoiding point-to-point connections in order to obtain a more flexible system that can evolve over time. 1

ARM Yourself for Enterprise Application Development

Posted by Mark Collins-Cope on  Sep 16, 2014

Enterprise Application Development can be smartly standardized in order to take advantage of existing code and component based architecture. Mark demonstrates an approach to clarify this EA pattern. 6

Apache CouchDB: The Definitive Introduction

Posted by Jan Lehnardt on  Aug 28, 2014

Apache CouchDB is a Document NoSQL database that uses JSON for storing documents. In this article, Jan Lehnardt gives an overview of CouchDB, its architecture and what problems it aims to solve. 3

Virtual Panel: Convergence of SOA Governance and API Management

Posted by Saul Caganoff on  Aug 26, 2014

There's recently been a lot of discussion about the convergence of SOA Governance and API Management. InfoQ spoke to a panel of SOA Governance and API Management experts to garner their views. 1

SOA and API Schism and Unification

Posted by Chris Haddad on  Aug 20, 2014

While both API and SOA have similar business and technical goals, many API proponents continue to describe APIs as a significantly different approach with little connection to SOA. 1

Converging API Governance and SOA Governance

Posted by Chris Haddad on  Aug 15, 2014

Many development teams publish SOA services, yet struggle to create a service architecture that is widely shared, re-used, and adopted across internal development teams. 1

Apache Kafka: Next Generation Distributed Messaging System

Posted by Abhishek Sharma on  Jun 04, 2014

Apache Kafka is a distributed publish-subscribe messaging system. This article covers the architecture, features and characteristics of Kafka and how it compares with other messaging systems. 13

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