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The SOA Component Model



IBM Chief SOA architect Rob High introduces Service Component Architecture (SCA) and Service Data Objects (SDO) as the foundation for a SOA programming model. Topics covered include a definition of SOA, a look at its principles and properties, an introduction to SCA and SDO and an outlook to the connection of SOA and Web 2.0.


Rob High is the Chief Architect for IBM's SOA Foundation and is thus responsible for all of IBM's SOA-enabling products. Before, Rob was the Chief Architect for IBM WebSphere. Rob is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and a member of the IBM Academy of Technology.

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Mar 19, 2007

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  • Slides doesn't works

    by Claudio Miranda,

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    How is the slides supposed to advance to the next ? I am using firefox on linux with latest flash plugin (9.0 r31).

  • Re: Slides doesn't works

    by Alex Popescu,

    Your message is awaiting moderation. Thank you for participating in the discussion.

    Claudio as far as I know this was working well with the previous (beta) Linux Flash plugin version. We will check it again. If you want us to keep you posted you can send us an email at bugs at infoq dot com, and I'll make sure we will follow up on it.


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  • Re: More Info On SCA and SOA

    by Maneesh Innani,

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    Hello Rob
    Reading different SOA, ESB articles from Rob High, Charles Stack BEAS, Kevin Hakman TIBCO, Manuel Barbero Bearing Point, Simon Laws IBM, Mark J Roman HealthCare..

    I will like to go in more details with SCA Policy Framework. SCA would lead to growing "BINDING COMPONENTS" from different communities under one umbrella. What do you think of Sun's new Glassfish V2 beta having impact on overall SOA and SCA Design Strategies. SCA need not address Model Driven SOA. However composite applications, JCAs and bindings must scale under new SCA Specs.

    Wishing you the best
    Maneesh Innani
    Enterprise Architect/SOA Architect

  • Re: Slides doesn't works

    by Gregor Rosenauer,

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    works under Linux (Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy x86) with Flash-Plugin 9,0,21,78 and Firefox - however the network-connection is not very good and so the audio is a bit flaky-aky-aky.
    Are there transcripts available? It is very uncomfortable having to watch all of the talk when you are only interested in specific questions or topics (e.g. researching). Also, for a non-native speaker, the written form is easier to digest.
    Thanks for the excellent content though and for the nearly-best personalization (profile with topics of interest) I have seen so far (personalized RSS-feed is very handy!).

  • Re: Slides doesn't works

    by Floyd Marinescu,

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    Gregor, we do transcripts for iterviews but unfortunately doing it for presentations as well would be way to time consuming... However perhaps we should invest in having an interface so you can click on slide titles to jump to the right part of the video you are most interested in.

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