Marc de Graauw challenges the notion that transport-level reliability mechanisms like WS-ReliableMessaging are needed, showing how business-specific logic for in-order and exactly-once processing do the job much better with examples from Dutch Healthcare's SOA.
Using Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) it is possible to lower the costs of information systems. Paradigms which are appropriate to database era are still being applied to SOA, resulting in counterproductive, and sometimes even dangerous designs. The author explores ways to achieve the potential of SOA initiatives by adhering to ten basic commandments.
"Can I call you back about that?" Building Asynchronous Services using Service Component Architecture
Mike Edwards, one of the authors of the SCA series of specifications, discusses how to write asynchronous services with the Service Component Architecture. 2
InfoQ talked to Steve Sloan, Senior Product Manager, about the BizTalk Server 2006 R2 in the context of SOA.
InfoQ spoke to the lead developers of the most important open source Java Web-services stacks about their design goals, standards, data binding, XML, interoperability, REST support, and maturity. 12
InfoQ talked to Dino Chiesa, Director of Marketing for .Net in the Connected Systems Division to better understand Microsoft's SOA strategy and how customers were using WCF.
Michele Leroux Bustamante explains the most relevant WS-* standards used today, their implementation among WS platforms (with a focus on Java and .NET), level of adoption and readiness. 7
IONA CTO Eric Newcomer talked to InfoQ about the progress on WS-Coordination, WS-AtomicTransaction and WS-BusinessActivity, as well as standardization and the role of the big players in general.
OASIS WS-RX TC co-chair Paul Fremantle provides an introduction to Web Services Reliable Messaging 1.1, recently released for public review, and talks about how it might be used in real systems. 10
InfoQ talks to Frank Leymann, co-author of many WS specifications, including WSFL, WS-Addressing, WS-Metadata Exchange, WS-Business Agreement, and the WS-Resource Frameworks, and BPEL4WS.
This is the second part of InfoQ's ESB series, an exploration of the Enterprise Service Bus. The focus is use cases for ESB --referencing analysts, survey research and community feedback. 27