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  • ARM Yourself for Enterprise Application Development

    Enterprise Application Development can be smartly standardized in order to take advantage of existing code and component based architecture. Mark demonstrates an approach to clarify this EA pattern.

  • Book Excerpt and Interview: Tuscany SCA in Action

    A new "Tuscany SCA in Action" book by Simon Laws, Mark Combellack, Raymond Feng, Haleh Mahbod and Simon Nash provides a simple step-by-step guide on how to develop applications leveraging SCA and Apache Tuscany.

  • Book Excerpt and Interview: jBPM Developer Guide

    A new book by Mauricio "Salaboy" Salatino, the jBPM Developer Guide, provides a detailed jBPM programming guide for Java developers with several real-life examples. InfoQ spoke with Salatino to learn the motivations behind the book and learn from his experience both using and writing about the jBPM Business Process Management suite.

  • Book Excerpt and Interview: Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence in Your Enterprise: A Step-by-Step Guide

    A new book by David Linthicum, Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence in Your Enterprise: A Step-by-Step Guide, describes how to get the enterprise ready for cloud computing by carefully modeling enterprise data, information services and processes in a service oriented manner to make the transition to providing and consuming cloud services easier.

  • Book Review: Understanding SCA

    Four years after the publication of the first SCA specification draft, SCA remains a technology that is not well known or understood. Yet IBM and Oracle have built key product suites with it.Jim Marino and Michael Rowley, both co-authors of the SCA specifications, have published a practical guide to get started with SCA which covers the entire programming model from persistence to presentation.

  • Book Review: Ladder to SOE

    A review of Michael Poulin's book, Ladder to SOE. Michael's book shows how to use the principles of service orientation to align IT with the business, and the business with market dynamics - creating the Service Oriented Enterprise. Becoming an SOE requires new habits of service-oriented thinking and Michael points these out along with techniques for effectively using them.

  • Interview: Jim Marino and Meeraj Kunnumpurath on SCA and Fabric3

    BEA has released a Technology Preview of SCA support in WebLogic 10.3 based on the open source Fabric3 runtime. InfoQ spoke with Jim Marino, Director of Technology at BEA Systems and Meeraj Kunnumpurath, Lead Technologist at VocaLink. We talked about their views on SOA and SCA, what was VocaLink's approach to adopt SCA and some of the key benefits of the technology.

  • "Can I call you back about that?" Building Asynchronous Services using Service Component Architecture

    This article discusses the need for asynchronous services when you build an application using a service-oriented architecture. Building asynchronous services can get complicated, but is made straightforward using Service Component Architecture (SCA). The steps involved in using SCA to create an asynchronous service and asynchronous service client are described in this article.

  • 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.

  • Setting out for Service Component Architecture

    Henning Blohm, Java EE Software Architect at SAP and Co-Chair of the SCA-J Technical Committee provides his perspective on Service Component Architecture as a cross-technology programming model integration. He argues that for vendors, SCA lowers the marginal costs of providing implementation or binding technology to its users and for users SCA reduces the marginal costs of making use of them.

  • SCA Interview

    SCA has been the subject of many heated discussions since it was released to the public in 2005. In 2007 the specifications went to OASIS and created the OpenCSA forum. The OpenCSA members held their first plenary recently, coinciding with the first face-to-face meetings of the standards groups. We caught up with some of the attendees to ask them about SCA, standardization and adoption

  • Case Study: Composite Applications at Safeco

    A case study about how motor vehicle insurance records company Safeco used SOA approahes, SCA, BPEL, and composite application approaches to reuse legacy code, enable runtime modifiability thanks to decoupling, Java and .NET interoperability, and the ability to deliver a complex solution integrating over 5 systems in less than 8 weeks with a small team.