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Choreography is the dark continent of Web services: few onlookers have traveled there, and many question whether there are any riches to be brought home from the trip. In the first place, choreographies bear such a striking resemblance to business processes that the novice might think ...
I know what you're thinking: SOA hype has reached an absurd level and now someone is literally proclaiming that it will change the world - but bear with me for a minute. Anyone who has been around corporate IT for the last five years or so has seen an avalanche of development work sent...
A lot has been written on the approach to service-oriented architecture (SOA) migration. Although they are referred to by many names, there is the strategic approach, which is of high quality and so is also costly and initially less responsive because of the analysis involved up front....
Every major chip manufacturer has delivered or announced a roadmap for multicore chips that have multiple CPUs on the same piece of silicon. Systems developers are now designing these chips into their entire product line. For Java platform developers, Symmetric Multiprocessing Systems ...
The fact that you're reading this article means that you are probably planning a service-oriented architecture (SOA) initiative and recognize that some level of governance is required in order to be successful. If you are like most people in this position, you are also somewhat confuse...
There is still enough hype around service-oriented architecture (SOA) that it's difficult to get a handle on the realities of implementation. While most IT managers now understand what an SOA can do for IT, many still need help figuring out how to get started. New questions about manag...
As you continue to develop your IT architecture, it becomes clear that the route to achieving real business benefits requires a fundamental change in the way you think about system design. In this article on services-oriented architecture (SOA), I'll share with you helpful tips, insigh...
Ask 10 people the question: What is SOA? You will most likely get 10 different answers. Chances are that in more than 50 percent of the cases, the word 'Web services' will be a part of the answer. Another 20 percent will talk about process orchestration, XML, integration, and so on. Al...
If you're old enough, you probably remember the whole episode with Al Haig in the White House, saying 'I'm in charge here' during the period when Reagan was shot. He wasn't really, but it's a good illustration of the concept of confusion, and how different people react to situations. H...