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So what's hot these days in the world of SOA? Governance, registries, orchestration...? Nope. As folks looking to implement SOA seek that first killer project the emphasis is on what to do, not what you use, and that's exactly the right way to think. As SOA becomes more of a reality am...
The W3C released WSDL 2.0 as a Candidate Recommendation on January 6, 2006. The Web Services Description Group, part of the Web Services Activity, made three main documents publicly available for review: Part 0: Primer - Intended to be a less-technical introduction to the main concepts...
Business process execution Language support or BPEL is at the top of every enterprise SOA punch list. It's an XML-based language designed to support long-running complex business transactions in the form of orchestrated Web Service interactions. Like most XML formats, you wouldn't want...
What could be easier than to take your application, wrap it with a Web Service, announce it or register it in the UDDI and get a SOA Service? Even better - take a data warehouse, cover a SQL executing code with a Web Service and expose it to SOA, isn't it simple? This article is for th...
One of the challenges IT organizations face is how to propagate identities in complex business processes that are commonly found in Service Oriented Architectures (SOAs). Identities, which are passed from one service invocation to the next in a business process, give the process a user...
If you work in the IT industry long enough, you're bound to hear one particular joke (well, you'll hear a number, I want to focus on this one) - 'What's the only thing worse than no architect on a project?' The answer of course is 'Two or more'. And of course that's true, since when yo...