In his new post William Vambenepe discusses the current state of service description and gives some suggestions on where it might move in the future.
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.
There are endless debates in the industry and among developers on merits and drawbacks of REST. A new post by Arnon Rotem-Gal-Oz provides some thoughts on both REST’s “goodness” and “badness”.
In this interview from QCon San Francisco 2008, Ian Robinson discusses REST vs. WS-*, REST contracts, WADL, how to approach company-wide SOA initiatives, how an SOA changes a company, SOA and Agile, tool support for REST, reuse and foreseeing client needs, versioning and the future of REST-based services in enterprise SOA development.
InfoQ and ProgrammableWeb.com have teamed up to bring you a one-day conference covering the emerging theory and practices behind RESTful SOA and Enterprise Mashups, called the 'Enterprise Web'. The event covers the emerging trends of web oriented integration/architecture, web as a platform, mashups, REST, and more.
In his new article Alex Maclinovsky describes a concept of Aspect-Based SOA infrastructure. He starts from the rational for such platform and uses several examples to demonstrate the advantages of such architecture. He also explains how this platform can directly support desired SOA governance, through introduction of additional aspects, directly supporting compliance to the enterprise policies.
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.
In a new article, ThoughtWorks' Ian Robinson discusses how consumer-driven contracts, in the form of "stories for services" and unit tests exchanged between service development streams, can strengthen the service-oriented development lifecycle. In contrast to contracts defined from the POV of the provider, consumer-driven contracts result from combining the demands of all known service consumers.
In a new interview, recorded at QCon San Francisco 2007, CORBA Guru Steve Vinoski talks to Stefan Tilkov about his appreciation for REST, occasions when he would still use CORBA and the role of description languages for distributed systems. Other topics covered include the benefits of knowing many programming languages, and the usefulness of of Erlang to build distributed systems.
In this interview, Stefan Tilkov talks to Sanjiva Weerawarana about web services and REST, about core standards that are essential for web services standards, open source SOA tooling, scripting languages and web services, and the strategy of WSO2 in providing open source middleware.
EviWare, an open source company recently released v2.0 of their soapUI product at JavaPolis 2007. The test suite is capable of tracking test coverage, perform test refactoring based on updated WSDLs and creating mockup services from previously recorded requests/responses .
In a new InfoQ minibook, InfoQ SOA Editor and SOA Enterprise Architect Jean-Jacques Dubray describes the state of the art and emerging new approaches in building "Composite Software", solutions created by assembling existing services. The book is available as an InfoQ Minibook, i.e. free of charge in PDF format for InfoQ users. A printed version is available too.
In this presentation, recorded at the No Fluff Just Stuff Symposium, Scott Davis provides a pragmatic, down-to-earth introduction to Web services as used in the real world by public sites, including SOAP-based, REST and POX-style examples. While the buzzword density leaves nothing to be desired, the presentation contains a very accessible introduction to the core Web services standards.
In this InfoQ interview, recorded at QCon London, Jim Webber, ThoughtWorks SOA practice leader talks to Stefan Tilkov about Guerilla SOA, a lightweight approach to SOA that does not rely on big middleware products, a message-oriented architectural style called MEST and its differences to REST, and the SOAP Service Description Language (SSDL).
The W3C published last month an update to its "Guide to Versioning XML Languages Using new XML Schema 1.1 features" which details the new features of XML Schema 1.1 in the context of schema versioning. They represent real advances for web service practitioners and should become part of your guidelines and best practices when the W3C releases XML Schema 1.1.