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  • The Difference between SOA and Microservices?

    RedMonk's Stephen O'Grady has entered the debate on SOA versus microservices and agrees with many others that the size of a service is neither a necessary nor sufficient differentiation.

  • Java EE and Microservices in 2016?

    At the end of 2015 Steve Millidge from C2B2 and a co-founder of Payara predicted that 2016 would be the year of Java EE microservices. Many efforts would tend to agree, including WildFly, TomEE and the KumuluzEE framework. However, other developers believe that there are fundamental problems with Java EE which make it a poor choice for microservices.

  • Microservices? What about Nanoservices?

    Arnon Rotem-Gal-Oz has written an article following on from other discussions around the term Microservices and whether and how it relates to SOA. According to Arnon, this could be a slippery slope towards the Nonoservices anti-pattern, especially as some people define a Microservice in terms of lines of code.

  • Microservices and SOA

    Over the past year or so we've started to hear about Microservices as potentially new architectural style. Recently Thoughtworks' Martin Fowler and James Lewis wrote an article defining Microservices. However, Steve Jones takes issue with the general theme and much in that article, believing that there is little new here and this is just a Service Oriented Deliver approach.

  • "A standard becomes successful when people don’t talk about it anymore" says OMG's Soley

    OMG CEO Richard Soley in a recent interview shares his observations on hype cycle effects on adoption patterns and how it may affect cloud computing like it did SOA. He extolls some virtues of cloud computing for startups and also explains why it may still not be as big a deal for larger businesses, despite the hype.

  • Service Oriented 'Internet of Things And Services'

    Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) are associated with business applications and integrations. A recent IEEE publication describes the architecture and processes to achieve relatively seamless integration between the burgeoning 'Internet of Things' with the 'Internet of Services'.

  • Business-Driven SOA

    A new whitepaper from the SOA consortium defines business driven SOA and the role of business architecture in its implementation. It also repositions business architecture from a collection of artifacts required for implementing IT solutions to a comprehensive approach to the entire business design.

  • What Value for Incremental SOA?

    John Moe discusses a range of approaches to SOA, including incremental (Guerrilla) SOA. This has caused a stir in the SOA community with representatives from vendors and consultancies alike trading value-based blows (for instance which is the greatest cost, software or people?) to try to illustrate the benefits of these (their) solutions.

  • Development of a SOA Manifesto

    In parallel with the 2nd SOA Symposium, Thomas Erl and representatives from companies such as IBM, Red Hat, Oracle and Cognizant are meeting to define a new SOA Manifesto. Steve Ross-Talbot, one of the working group members, writes on some key areas he would like the group to consider.

  • How Does SOA Relate to Cloud Computing?

    A recent session, part of ebizQ's Cloud QCamp, discussed the current state and relationship between cloud computing and SOA. The consensus of the panelists was that the cloud is helping to boost the advantages promised by service orientation to a firmer business footing.

  • Article: Introduction to Data Services

    This short article by Vijay Narayanan begins with a general description of data services and why they are an integral part of any SOA architecture and then explores several aspects of data services including: a definition of need, rationale and benefits, scope, development, and consumption patterns.

  • Article: The Economics of Service Orientation

    This article explores the structural economic changes brought about by service orientation and how the concept of services and reuse at the service level promises to relieve the enormous pressure arising from increasing costs and flat budgets. Service orientation is compared to other strategies for keeping costs in check.

  • ServiceLayer for Point-and-click Web Services

    With ServiceLayer, adding SOAP and REST web service to your Java applications is as easy as point-and-click... and it can all be done at runtime. By using the graphical user interface, you explore an application, select classes and methods to deploy as services, and your done. Coding is no longer required.

  • Survey Shows SOA Growing Strong

    A recent TechTarget survery on SOA adoption from Feburary 2009 shows that SOA is definitely alive and well. Dave Chappell from Oracle agrees that the survey findings match what he sees in the field, as do separate Gartner investigations.

  • Is Service-Enablement Required For Legacy Systems To Participate In SOA?

    Joe McKendrick comments on an interview with Shailender Kumar, vice president of Oracle Fusion Middleware for Oracle India, and asks if SOA Possible even without Service-enabled Apps.