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The promise of service-oriented architecture (SOA), increasing benefits of Web services, and continued business use of legacy systems have all coalesced to usher in a new era of flexible IT alignment for business needs. With only a fraction of legacy applications being Web-enabled and ...
Working with service-oriented applications is a lot like doing your taxes because: there's really no avoiding it, you need to keep track of a number of different factors, you must maintain a record of data to protect against audits and plan for the future, and you'd better catch any mi...
In the past, business process management has not been a significant area of concern for many corporations. However, with increased regulatory scrutiny facing companies today, the need for formalized definitions, checks and balances, and management oversight is a reality.
Can Web services be used in other communication platforms besides the Web? Yes, they can. Web services are described by WSDL, which is used to describe a service using XML, not necessarily one that is used over the Web. In order to understand this last statement, you need to ask the qu...
Timely delivery of a quality Web services solution requires functional testing at each layer, throughout the development process. New test automation solutions empower insurance domain experts to verify critical business processes at each phase and layer of delivery.
Service-oriented architecture (SOA) and Web services are being critically considered by most organizations today in some form or another. The adoption of SOA and Web services has gained momentum after the standardization of various aspects such as security, business process coordinati...
Prior to the year 2000, business was a world in love with office spaces and corporate travel. We traveled to work (the office) every day. We traveled away from the office for customer meetings, for internal meetings, for conferences, for awards ceremonies. We traveled because we could ...
To paraphrase, 'I come not to praise the Browser, but to bury it.' Because the cold hard fact of application development is that the browser needs to die. Immediately. It's already caused more than enough damage. This may seem to be a harsh statement. After all, the browser was respons...
Over the last few years, Web services and SOA have made a lot of inroads into not only the IT departments of large enterprises, but also into the minds of the business owners of different LOBs (Lines of Business). SOA is more than Web services; it is the mantra for bridging the gaps an...