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Using REST for SOA

Posted by Stefan Tilkov  on  Dec 14, 2010

Stefan Tilkov makes a case for using REST in an enterprise SOA solution showing how to implement tricky features like encapsulation, transactions, stateful communication, reliable messaging, notifications, and security. He also offers advice on how to convince the management to use REST and how to implement it at the enterprise level, including mixing it with WS* when mandatory.

Standards are Great, but Standardisation is a Really Bad Idea

Posted by Paul Downey  on  Dec 12, 2009 1

Paul Downey discusses the risks of premature standardisation, unnatural constraints, partial implementations and open extensions, how to avoid cloud computing lock-in, formal activities versus lightweight open processes as exemplified by open source, Microformats, OpenID, OAuth and other Web conventions being ratified through open, lightweight, continuous agreement.

REST-based Integration Architecture for a Financial Business Service

Posted by Phillip Ghadir  on  Oct 13, 2009 1

Phillip Ghadir presents a financial application that was initially built using SOAP, WSDL, WS-*, and was later migrated to use REST, Atom, and AtomPub, explaining the decisions made, the pitfalls and the lessons learned along the way.

WS-* vs. REST: Mashing up the Truth from Facts, Myths and Lies

Posted by Sanjiva Weerawarana  on  Jan 10, 2009 11

In this presentation, recorded at QCon, WSO2's CEO and WSDL co-inventor Sanjiva Weerawarana tries to address some of the myths and lies surrounding the REST-vs.-WS-* debate. He argues that while both camps claim how "easy" it is to build distributed business applications using their favorite technological approach, building distributed applications simply remains a hard problem.

A couple of ways to skin an Internet-scale cat

Posted by Jim Webber  on  Oct 29, 2008 6

In this presentation, recorded at QCon San Francisco, ThoughtWorks director of professional services and all-around Web and Web services expert Jim Webber explains the core concepts of message-oriented web services, expresses his thorough dislike of WSDL, explains different approaches to Web architecture, and shows an example of a RESTful workflow.

Is the Web "Good Enough" for Web Services?

Posted by Paul Downey  on  May 26, 2008

In this presentation, recorded at QCon London, Paul Downey, who is Chief Web Services Architect for BT and a participant in many standards groups, talks about the Web and why he believes its architecture is superior to that of SOAP/WSDL-based Web services.

Security Assertion Markup Language - SAML

Posted by David Vandaele  on  Dec 14, 2006

The SAML has emerged as the gold standard for building Cross-Domain SSO solutions and is a key technology in the domain of federated identity management. The basic concepts of SAML as well as a technical synopsis will be presented. What are SAML assertions, attributes, artifacts, bindings and profiles? What problems does SAML solve, how does it all work out in real life...

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