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What is unique about an SOA is that it's as much of a strategy as a set of technologies, and it's really more of a journey than a destination. Moreover, it's a notion that is dependent upon specific technologies or standards, such as Web services and interface technology, but really re...
The world was about to change, argued Don Box of DevelopMentor when he extolled the virtues of SOAP, the Simple Object Access Protocol, at the 2001 USENIX Conference on Object-Oriented Technologies and Systems (COOTS).
Ever striving for competitive advantage, organizations frequently turn to information technology. This quest - and the numerous technologies and architectural approaches adopted to maximize the value of the information captured in IT assets - has resulted in a collection of frequently ...
By nature Web Services is a distributed technology. With distribution comes great flexibility for architectural topologies. Components can be strategically placed in different physical locations to optimize performance, maintenance and business processes. In large organizations one phy...
As Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) initiatives attain critical mass in the enterprise, there's more and more interest in boosting business results and competitiveness (not to mention leveraging significant long-term investments) by incorporating mainframe assets into the SOA. Howev...
The adoption of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) promises to further decouple monolithic applications by decomposing business functions and processes into discrete services. While this makes enterprise computing assets more accessible and reusable, SOA implementation patterns are pr...
A few years ago, when Web services started out as a buzzword in the enterprise, the whole paradigm was associated with (and still is) associated with three concepts - SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI. Now, when enterprises are putting Web services into production, you will most likely see two out ...
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) refers to an architectural solution that creates an environment in which services, service consumers, and service producers co-exist yet have no dependence on each other. SOA enables an enterprise to increase the loose coupling and the reuse of frequ...
I'm sitting in the airport, waiting for my end-of-week flight, and listening to the latest security controversy. Apparently the government has compiled a database of phone records as part of their fight against terrorism - the theory being that by analyzing the call patterns and using ...