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  • An Introduction to SpringSource's Advanced Message Queuing Protocol Support

    This article looks at the problems AMQP is aiming to address, exploring some of the debate and controversy that the draft specification has generated. We talk to SpringSource's Mark Pollack and Mark Fisher, to find out more about their AMQP-based products, and iMatix's Pieter Hintjens about his work on the specification and his concerns around the direction it has taken.

  • How to Extend the Axis2 Framework to Support JVM Based Scripting Languages

    Heshan Suriyaarachchi covers some of the key concepts of the Apache Axis2 Web Service engine and how it can be extended to support JVM based scripting languages such as Jython, Jruby, etc allowing them to be used to both expose web services and write web service clients.

  • 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.

  • REST and SOAP: When Should I Use Each (or Both)?

    Web developers today have a myriad of technologies they can choose from; for example, the two approaches for interfacing to the web with web services, namely SOAP and REST. Both approaches work, both have advantages and disadvantages to interfacing to web services, but it is up to the web developer to make the decision of which approach may be best for each particular case.

  • mySOA: Agile, Governed and Sustainable

    William El Kaim, Lead Architect at Carlson Wagonlit, provides a rare glimpse at all the choices, and the rationale behind them, he and his colleagues have made while building their organization's Service Oriented Architecture. How does your SOA compare? What will be the major evolutions in the next few years? How will the Cloud impact current SOAs?

  • Resource-Oriented Architecture: The Rest of REST

    In this first article in the Resource-Oriented Architecture series, Brian Sletten discusses the REST architecture style, the history of SOA, SOAP and WS-*, the Semantic Web, URLs as identifiers, URIs and URNs, freedom of form, logically-connected late-binding systems, HATEOAS, and the impact of the Semantic Web upon software systems.

  • A Decade of SOA: Where are we, Where are we Going?

    SOA is 10 years old. InfoQ has gathered Jeff Andres, Eric Ballou, Dave Hollander and William El Kaim, all Enterprise Architects with a long experience in SOA, to share their perspectives on where we are and where we are heading, as part of a virtual panel. They talk about Reuse, Business/IT alignment, Governance,...

  • Interview and Book Excerpt: Mark Richards' Java Message Service 2nd Edition

    Java Message Service, 2nd Edition, by Mark Richards, covers JMS topics such as the two programming models, publish-and-subscribe and point-to-point, Messaging Filtering and Transactions. InfoQ spoke with Mark about his new book. Topics covered in the interview include EJB 3.0, Spring Message Driven POJO's (MDP)and Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) architecture.

  • Getting started with AMQP and RabbitMQ

    Joern Barthel introduces the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP), and illustrates it's useage with Ruby-based client and an EDA-style app. The open source RabbitMQ server is used on the backend (which is written in Erlang).

  • Routing Messages in Mule

    Jackie Wheeler discusses the use of Mule as a message routing solution for SOA middleware. The article covers key concepts, selection of a message style; passing, filtering and splitting messages; and, calling external services. Examples of messaging implementation are included.

  • Rationalizing the Presentation Tier

    Thin client paradigm characterized by web applications is a kludge that needs to be repudiated. Old compromises are no longer needed and it's time to move the presentation tier to where it belongs. In this article, Ganesh Prasad and Peter Svensson explains how and why.

  • Spectacular Scalability with Smart Service Contracts

    Scalability isn't the Boolean value stateless design tends to assume. Udi’s team averts a second failure using service contracts to address multiple dimensions of scale.