OASIS announces the creation of a Web Services Interoperability Member Section to accept and take over the donations from the WS-I, which recently announced that it was closing. Although the structure of the group reflects the WS-I membership, they are calling for a wider audience to help drive the work forward.
The Web Services Interoperability (WS-I) organization has just announced that its mission has been accomplished and it is transferring all future efforts to OASIS. Is this just business as usual, or is this further evidence that WS-* is on the wane?
Christian Weyer of Thinktecture, announced the release of WSCF.blue a Visual Studio Add-in that enables contract first development of web services using WCF.
OASIS announces that the UDDI and FWSI technical committees have closed and completed their work.
Good governance of a service-oriented architecture is becoming a core competency. SOA governance is about ensuring and validating that assets and artifacts within the architecture are operating as expected and maintaining a certain level of quality. Newly released Repository Manager from SOA Software provides many features, that are required for successful SOA governance implementation.
In an InfoQ interview, recorded at QCon London, Anne Thomas Manes, research director at Burton Group, talks about the state of SOA, explains different ways of getting funding for SOA initiatives, the value of SOA governance and governance tools. Another topic covered is the applicability of REST to SOA, the need for a RESTful description language, and REST support in SOAP toolkits.
In this presentation, Mikkel Hippe Brun introduces Denmark's national Service Oriented Infrastructure. Topics covered include the infrastructure's WS-* based architecture and the choice of standards.
Two years ago UDDI v3.0 became an OASIS Standard. There are only a few vendors offering Service Registries and the main players have kept quiet. Many have blogged over the death of UDDI and the community seems to have lost interest in the Service Registry vision. Today as SOA Governance has become a major topic of interest, Service Registries are about to enter the scene, again.
Pete Lacey, author of the "S stands for Simple" dialogue talks to InfoQ about the problems he sees with Web services in general, and SOAP, WSDL and UDDI in particular.
EAI vendor TIBCO has announced an agreement to resell Systinet's UDDI registry, making it the third major vendor to do so after BEA and Oracle.
InfoQ's Stefan Tilkov talks to REST evangelist Mark Baker about REST principles, its benefits, and the relationship to Web services.
Lori MacVittie has written an excellent introductory article to SOA governance, including an overview of relevant standards and the different kinds of product offerings.