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Orchestration vs. Choreography: Debate Over Definitions

by Boris Lublinsky on  Sep 01, 2008 9

With SOA maturing, it becomes more apparent that many people are getting lost in the “alphabet soup” of the terms that are interpreted and misinterpreted differently by many people. This makes it even harder for people, discussing complex SOA issues, to understand each other.

Interview: Gregor Hohpe on Conversation Patterns and Cloud Computing

by Stefan Tilkov on  Aug 11, 2008 1

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 Industrialisation of IT?

by Mark Little on  Jul 16, 2008 4

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?

Article: The Seven Fallacies of Business Process Execution

by Stefan Tilkov on  Dec 05, 2007 20

In a new InfoQ article, Jean-Jacques Dubray explores a new architecture blueprint for BPMSs that offers a cleaner alignment between SOA and BPM. Jean-Jacques argues that after more than eight years of intense research, we are still far from having the ability to use the business process models designed by business analysts to create complete executable solutions.

Presentation: Gregor Hohpe on Conversations Between Loosely Coupled Services

by Stefan Tilkov on  Aug 08, 2007 3

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.

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