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  • Introduction to Virtual Service Oriented Grids

    This article discusses the combination of three ideas, virtualization, service-orientation, and grid computing into a single concept and computing platform concept, "virtual service-oriented grids." In addition to history and definitions, the article addresses an approach, with an example, to analyzing and implementing this technology.

  • The Emergence of Virtual Service Oriented Grids

    This article introduces and discusses three technologies, virtualization, service orientation, and grid computing, and then shows how they are combining to create new design and deployment options - "Virtual Service Oriented Grids." The business case for using this emergent model is also discussed.

  • Quest for True SOA

    Alex Maclinovsky explains why his vision of Governance differs from those prevailing in the industry. Based on his precise understanding of what a SOA platform should do, he defines a unified view of SOA Governance which he claims "has the potential to take the imperfect SOA platforms and implementations ... and transform them into true Service Oriented Architectures..."

  • 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.

  • Beyond SOA: A New Type of Framework for Dynamic Business Applications - Part II

    In this second part of their article, the authors explore the architecture of Dynamic Business Applications and introduce the concept of a Resource Container. They demonstrate how this architecture can be layered on top of JEE and how it impacts implementation productivity.

  • An Introduction to Virtualization

    It is easy to think that virtualization applies only to servers. In reality the recent resurgence of the concept is being applied at a variety of levels including networking, storage, and application infrastructure. In this introduction to the topic InfoQ dives into each area describing its uses as well as benefits and disadvantages.

  • Choosing between Routing and Orchestration in an ESB

    In this article, Adrien Louis and Marc Dutoo discuss the differences and relative merits of using orchestration vs. routing in a typical ESB setup. They discuss various approaches to connecting services, from low level ones like customized routing, to high-level ones using business oriented approaches like workflow and orchestration, and conclude that there is no one-size-fits-all solution.

  • A RESTful ESB implemented using NetKernel

    Jeremy Deane, Technical Architect at Collaborative Consulting, takes a look at writing a Restful ESB using NetKernel. He explains how commercial ESB's were considered and NetKernel was ultimately used to provide the implementation.

  • 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.

  • Implementing a Service Registry for .NET Web Services

    In this article, Boris Lublinsky explains the design and implementation of a service registry that decouples service consumers and providers in a .NET-based SOA environment. The registry endpoint addresses and binding types, and additional configuration parameters, for example send/receive timeouts, message sizes, at runtime.

  • 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.