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Vol. 7 Iss: 9

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SOA! B2B! ASAP! There's a building boom underway in Service Oriented Architectures (SOAs) and business-to-business (B2B) integration, and everybody's rushing to get in on it. After all, integrating application assets and business processes is no longer just an option; it's a necessity....
With the advent of Web services and SOA, we've been seeking to create architectures and systems that are more loosely coupled. Loosely coupled systems provide many advantages including support for late or dynamically binding to other components while running, and can mediate the differ...
With the proliferation of computers and data in the business world, it's time the IT department had a strategic weapon that will enable it to operate with the same flexibility as other departments and with more financial transparency. A large part of the answer is a new concept in hard...
You are equipped with a technical understanding of Web Services. You are a strong believer in the power of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). Now you're eager to bring SOA to your enterprise. You want to get maximum benefit from SOA, so you propose to service-enable the key functions...
Extensible Markup Language, more popularly known as XML, has found its uses in many areas of software products. Though XML offers a lot of features and uses, it's hard to develop with and maintain without good tools. This review discusses such a tool that would help XML and Java develo...
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) stands on the twin pillars of reusability and interoperability. Any business function that can be reused is an ideal candidate to be exposed as a service. A reusable service, until and unless implemented in an interoperable manner, isn't much use. We...
If Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is all about business agility, then why does the focus continue to be on how services will be built, deployed, and managed by IT instead of how they'll be consumed by business users? How will SOA services to be rolled out in your organization? Thr...
Many in the media are already calling on the demise of SOA and saying that it's just a passing phase, or it's really just a rebrand of the EAI space, or that it will be segmented only to certain integration-type challenges. We have a bit of a different take. The term SOA will go away o...
SOA - which provides capabilities for loosely coupling these duplicate systems, federating the data between them and managing the concept of systems of record - is an enabler that eases the pain of bringing two entities together. Much like a catalyst that enables a reaction, SOA simpli...