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Vol. 6 Iss: 9

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This article is the second part of a two-part series covering best practices for building Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) applications. The following are the seven key steps for effective SOA adoption:
Every organization is under pressure to deliver tangible business benefit through its IT projects. This point is illustrated by the fact that almost all IT projects are justified based on the ROI they will deliver. However, very few organizations follow up and review all projects based...
An efficient Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) implementation distributes as much processing as possible to trusted appliances in the nearer tiers, where intelligent content-based routing decisions made by highly efficient processors can also perform caching, transformations, and oth...
Nothing is more enlightening for a technologist than to observe development in progress. We're faced constantly with a bewildering array of choices and tools. We see specifications on paper that then become something completely different when we actually get to see them implemented in ...
When SOAP-based Web Services solutions began appearing five years ago, one of the major challenges was securely propagating end-user identity in Web Service chaining scenarios. Certainly a user could authenticate to a portal, and that portal could talk to a Web Service that talks to an...
When designing your SOA and services, keeping the service consumer in mind will make the job easier. Consumers must conform to the interfaces of each service they use and invoke them with the right data in the right format. The more similarity there is among services, the less coding a...
ChoicePay has embarked on a strategic Web Services-based SOA initiative as part of its ongoing effort to improve customer and partner service. To meet its service improvement objectives, ChoicePay builds reliable and robust Web Services. It continues to enhance its service objectives w...
Developing under a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is different from traditional development. A large set of business changes will now be funneled through a relatively small number of enterprise services. An inefficient or bad build system can impact a greater number of business ch...
'Our processes are bulletproof. Nothing gets into production that doesn't go through the proper and complete approval process.' Famous last words uttered by far too many enterprise architects. Some of them actually believe it's true - others think that by hoping it's true, maybe, just ...