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The enterprise service bus (ESB) is, arguably, emerging as the preeminent platform for building, deploying, and managing Web services. However, once you have created and deployed your Web services, what's the next step? For many developers, it is the orchestration of those services int...
Since releasing my latest book, Enterprise Service Bus (O'Reilly Media, 2004), I have been doing a fair amount of visiting corporations, conducting seminars, and generally discussing with enterprise architects the subject of enterprise service-oriented architecture (SOA) and how an ent...
Web services technology has become the ubiquitous connectivity fabric amongst diverse business domains and technical camps. At the same time, distributed parallel computing is becoming the de facto architecture for managing the performance of computationally intensive, long-running pro...
One of the fun parts of being a software architect is trying to figure out how to build whatever it is that you are supposed to build. It's even more fun when you look at the architecture for an entire enterprise, and have to make choices that integrate every complexity and account for...
This article describes how an essential precursor to any SOA implementation is a data modeling exercise that integrates all underlying data models, focusing more on the business requirements than on system- and application-specific requirements.
The concept of a service-oriented architecture is a powerful tool for simplifying enterprise integration. Following the three principles of modularity, encapsulation and loose coupling will achieve some amount of improvement for an individual service. It is insufficient to have a loose...
I just got back from the Gartner Application Integration show. This is perhaps the seventh of these conferences I attended, including the first one back in 1998. The good news is that the conference was packed and application integration seems to be making a strong resurgence with a li...
Like pretty much everything that gets caught up in the IT hype cycle, the enterprise service bus (ESB) has taken on mythic capabilities. And, like pretty much everything that becomes the focus of myth, there's a kernel of truth embedded within all those super powers.
Service-oriented architectures (SOA) have become the de facto architecture of choice for enabling agile business processes via reuseable, coarse-grained business services. Business services are integrated via exposed technical interfaces that increasingly support Web services and XML s...