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I was recently invited to be a guest speaker at the eBay Developers Conference, where I was part of a panel whose topic was 'Delivering the Promise of Web Services.' I found it particularly interesting, if slightly worrisome. What struck me most was the differentiation between Web serv...
Service-oriented srchitecture (SOA) is an often-used term in today's IT organizations. Some surveys have shown that half of all Fortune 500 companies are actively pursuing an SOA in some form or another, many instituting it as their fundamental design concept.
It's relatively easy to build custom Web services. Customers are finding that it's much more difficult, however, to successfully secure and scale them in production. Six tips from Canada's largest loyalty reward program provider, a global financial services company, and Reactivity, Inc...
Since the advent of Web services, and other distributed computing standards for that matter, we've been wrestling with the notion of identity and how to manage it. Truth-be-told identity management has been put on the back burner as organizations attempt to get their first Web services...
Service-oriented architecture (SOA), while its underpinnings have been around for years, has recently become one of the most talked about topics in the IT industry. The interest in SOAs is largely due to the emergence of Web services and their ability to expose business applications th...
Rather than taking a myopic Web services management approach to realizing the promise of shared services, enterprise architects should focus on building the architecture that controls chaos and enables sharing and reuse.
The more widely service-oriented architectures become incorporated into core business applications and processes, the more critical the ability to easily configure, manage, and monitor the overall infrastructure becomes. By their very nature, service-oriented architectures, or SOAs, ar...
The acclaimed essayist and novelist Nora Ephron once said, 'What my mother believed about cooking is that if you worked hard and prospered, someone else would do it for you.' Nothing could better capture the spirit of service-oriented architectures (SOAs) than this statement from a per...
Enterprise services are created by combining infrastructure services, applications, and business processes. To be able to adapt quickly to business changes, enterprise IT must evolve from management of individual resources to management of interrelated services. This will be achieved t...
The last chapter introduced simple SOAP messaging. In this chapter, we move to the next level of sophistication and introduce a true messaging framework that forms the backbone of the EAI infrastructure developed in this book. This messaging framework enables Java applications to send ...