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  • Software Engineering Meets Services and Cloud Computing

    In this IEEE article, authors Stephen Yau and Ho An talk about application development using service-oriented architecture and cloud computing technologies. They also discuss application development challenges like security in a multi-tenant environment, quality-of-service monitoring, and mobile computing.

  • Virtual Panel: SOA and Cloud Computing

    SOA and Cloud computing experts discuss relationships between SOA and Cloud computing, principles and technologies they can/should share, the applications that can best leverage combining SOA and Cloud computing and the things that are the most important for Cloud computing success.

  • Service-Oriented Architecture Maturity

    In this IEEE article, Richard Welke, Rudy Hirschheim and Andrew Schwarz discuss a SOA maturity model that can be used to achieve organizational objectives, by accounting for the different motivations for SOA adoption by stakeholders like IT administrators, business managers, and enterprise leaders.

  • Architectural Decisions as Reusable Design Assets

    Service-Oriented Architecture Decision Modeling (SOAD) framework helps to capture the recurring architectural decisions and use them to guide design in related projects. In this IEEE article, author Olaf Zimmermann discusses this decision-centric approach to guiding the design work. He also talks about the two model types in SOAD metamodel, the guidance models and the decision models.

  • 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.

  • Agile and SOA, Hand in Glove?

    Agile is the hand that works in the glove. SOA is the glove, the scope is enterprise wide. Most principles of SOA and Agile are not in conflict. When they are, they keep each other sane. Agile development without a clear vision of the goals and objectives of the company is futile. SOA without a clear vision how to make it real using agile development principles is a waste of time and money.

  • "SOA Governance" Revitalized

    This article by Miko Matsumura discusses why people are pursuing SOA, whether SOA is dead, what SOA Governance is, what the relationship is to SOA itself, how it differs from management, how SOA differs from integration, and why SOA and SOA Governance continue to be significant issues for the Enterprise.

  • 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,...

  • Practices from “SOA Principles of Service Design” by Thomas Erl

    “SOA Principles of Service Design” by Thomas Erl is an encyclopedia of service design principles needed to build SOA solutions. This article contains three supporting practices taken from the book: Service Profiles, Vocabularies, and Organizational Roles.

  • Introduction to Data Services

    This article by Vijay Narayanan, provides an introduction to several aspects of data services that will be of interest to both SOA practitioners and data architects. A general case for data services introduces the article before the author explores specific issues, including: definition of need, rationale and benefits, scope, development, and consumption patterns.

  • The Economics of Service Orientation

    This article explores the structural economic changes brought up by service orientation. Most IT organizations today are under enormous financial pressure trying to keep rising costs and flat budgets in synch. The restructuring brought about by the concept of services and reuse at the service level promises long lasting relief from the cost treadmill.

  • Roles in SOA Governance

    To make sure SOA succeeds, many vendors, analysts, consultants and practitioners agree that Governance is a critical ingredient for a successful SOA initiative. This article explores a potential set of roles for successful SOA Governance, the roles of "SOA Domain Architect", "SOA Platform Architect", "Service Designer", "Business Service Owner", and "Technical Service Owner".

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