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  • Nobody Needs Reliable Messaging

    Marc de Graauw challenges the notion that transport-level reliability mechanisms like WS-ReliableMessaging are needed, showing how business-specific logic for in-order and exactly-once processing do the job much better with examples from Dutch Healthcare's SOA.

  • Book Review: Applied SOA

    Applied SOA is a new book on Service Oriented Architecture written by 4 leading SOA practitioners that aims at making you successful with your SOA implementation. In particular, this book is going to help you tie your SOA initiative with your Enterprise Architecture, IT Governance, Core Data and BPM initiatives.

  • Addressing Doubts about REST

    Invariably, learning about REST means that you’ll end up wondering just how applicable the concept really isbeyond introductory, “Hello, World”-level stuff. In this article, Stefan Tilkov addresses 10 of the most common doubts people have about REST when they start exploring it, especially if they have a strong background in the architectural approach behind SOAP/WSDL-based Web services.

  • Process Component Models: The Next Generation In Workflow ?

    Tom Baeyens, founder of JBoss jBPM gives his view of the state of the BPM / workflow market and introdces a new type of workflow technology called process component models.

  • The Seven Fallacies of Business Process Execution

    After 8+ years of intense research, the promises of BPM have not materialized: we are still far from having the ability to use the business process models designed by business analysts to create complete executable solutions. Some argue that we need to re-engineer BPM standards. In this paper we explore a new architecture blueprint for BPMSs that offers a cleaner alignment between SOA and BPM.

  • Interview: Dino Chiesa on Microsoft's SOA strategy

    Microsoft has intensified its marketing efforts on SOA with the launch of a new web site, a series of webinars, an ebook, “SOA in the Real World” and the “SOA & Business Process Conference 2007”. In the next couple of months Microsoft will also be releasing .Net 3.5 and an ESB Guidance. InfoQ talked to Dino Chiesa, Director of Marketing for .Net to better understand Microsoft's SOA strategy.

  • An Introduction to Apache ODE

    In this new InfoQ article, Paul Brown introduces Apache ODE, an open source implementation of the WS-BPEL 2.0 standard. ODE differs from other BPEL engines in that it is delivered as a component rather than a framework for developers looking to add orchestration functionality to their systems. Paul introduces ODE's features by showing how to deploy and execute a simple process.

  • Making Sense of all these Crazy Web Service Standards

    Michele Leroux Bustamante explains the most relevant WS-* standards used today in terms of their actual implementation among WS platforms (with a focus on Java and .NET), their level of adoption and readiness. If you are new to web services or to the WS* protocols, or you are having difficulty keeping up with the pace of change in this area, this article should help.

  • Interview with Sanjiva Weerawarana: Debunking REST/WS-* Myths

    InfoQ had a chance to talk to WS-* expert and WSO2 CEO Sanjiva Weerawarana, one of the fathers and a firm advocate of the WS-* architectural vision, we questioned him on the WS-* platform and his views on Microsoft's role in standardization. Sanjiva also took the opportunity to address "WS-* and REST myths".

  • Arjen Poutsma on Spring Web Services

    InfoQ's Stefan Tilkov talks to Spring Web Services creator Arjen Poutsma about Spring's Java Web services stack and the different approach it has to building Java Web services. Topics covered include the reason for yet another WS framework, advantages of contract-first, document-driven Web services, JAX-WS, and REST.

  • Eric Newcomer on WS Transaction Standards

    In a recent blog post, IONA CTO Eric Newcomer wrote about the OASIS Transaction TC's progress in standardizing the Web services WS-Coordination, WS-AtomicTransaction and WS-BusinessActivity specifications. Eric talked to InfoQ about this particular set of specifications, as well as the standardization process and the role of the big players in general.

  • An Introduction to Web Services Reliable Messaging

    Web Services Reliable Messaging 1.1 is available as a new draft version of the OASIS specification originally released by Microsoft, IBM, BEA and others. WS-RM ensures messages can be delivered reliable over unreliable protocols such as HTTP. Paul Fremantle, co-chair of the OASIS technical committee, provides an introduction.

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