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  • Interview: IBM Architect Bertrand Portier on joining MDD and SOA

    In the wake of the latest product announcement from IBM, InfoQ talked to Bertrand Portier about a RedBook that presents a Model-Driven-Development approach to service construction. The concepts are general enough to be applied to product stacks other than IBM.

  • 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.

  • Steve Sloan on BizTalk Server 2006 R2

    InfoQ talked to Steve Sloan, Senior Product Manager, about the BizTalk Server 2006 R2 in the context of SOA.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Bridging the gap between BI & SOA

    Business intelligence (BI) and service-oriented architecture (SOA) have conflicting principles and needs. SOA promotes hiding the data inside the services while BI needs that very data if we want to get meaningful predictions and alerts. This article will show you how you can combine SOA with EDA to solve the BI/SOA conflict and maybe even enhance your SOA.

  • 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.

  • Interview: Ricco Deutscher on "SOPERA"

    Deutsche Post World Net, one of the world's largest logistics companies (and owner of DHL) has created a “SOA platform”, called “SOPERA”, which aims to be a full-featured SOA environment. Today, SOPERA announced it will contribute its platform to the Eclipse Foundation. InfoQ had a chance to talk to Ricco Deutscher, Managing Director of the newly founded company behind the platform.

  • Interview: Frank Cohen on FastSOA

    InfoQ today publishes a one-chapter excerpt from Frank Cohen's book "FastSOA". On this occasion, InfoQ had a chance to talk to Frank Cohen, creator of the FastSOA methodology, about the issues when trying to process XML messages, scalability, using XQuery in the middle tier, and document-object-relational-mapping.

  • ESB Roundup Part two: ESB Use Cases

    This is the second part of InfoQ's ESB series, an exploration of Enterprise Service Bus, or ESB technologies. The focus is use cases required by companies deploying this technology, such as protocol bridging, security intermediation and service virtualization. The article references analyst commentary, survey research results and comments on part one of the ESB roundup.

  • ESB Roundup Part One: Defining the ESB

    A healthy debate has arisen in the SOA community around the Enterprise Service Bus. Is an ESB needed? What is the best definition of an ESB? When should an ESB be deployed? What is its role in SOA? In the first part of a series, InfoQ explores this vital topic.

  • Secure and Reliable Web Services

    Web Services can become the single standard for all exchange of structured data. After waiting over 5 years, 2 important Web Services specifications have finally been endorsed: WS-Security and WS-ReliableMessaging. Will these specifications allow the adoption of web services as a standard for all communication within and between organizations?

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