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Many enterprises are currently reorganizing their people, processes, and technology around services. A few are holistically revamping their enterprise architectures around SOA and embarking on roadmaps to achieve grandiose business goals.
So, does testing change with SOA? You bet it does. Unless you're willing to act now, you may find yourself behind the curve as SOA becomes systemic to all that is enterprise architecture, and we add more complexity to get to an agile and reusable state.
Governance is the tail that wags the SOA dog. An organization that deploys Web Services without a solid governance program is headed for serious trouble in terms of reliability, security, and cost. While governance is a necessity for any IT endeavor, the open and potentially chaotic na...
Recently SOAWorld Magazine was the host of a conference on SOA and Web 2.0 in New York City. SOAWorld 2007 brought together an amazing group of IT professionals who helped describe and expand the definitions of SOA. Web 2.0 is more than just AJAX. RSS feeds and blogs provide new ways t...
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) promises to reduce the amount of new code required to create new applications by allowing the reuse of existing services. To get significant benefit from SOA, an organization must have as many services exposed as possible at as broad a level as possi...
Enterprise software architectures are shifting from collections of applications that are designed around user interfaces to assemblies of reuseable services. The first step in the evolution toward service-based applications was the definition and publication of services encapsulating d...
You have purchased applications. You have existing in-house applications. You have applications you are in the process of writing from scratch. Now your CIO wants to know how all these applications are going to start leveraging this 'SOA' that's been in all the papers. Ah yes, S-O-A, t...
Making solutions scale is nothing new. However, the SOA technology and approaches employed recently are largely untested with higher application and information and service management traffic loads. SOA implementers are happy just to get their solutions up and running, but, in many cas...