- February 16, 2009
By Yuval Shavit, Associate Editor, SearchWinDevelopment.com With the release of Moonlight 1.0 last week, I had the opportunity to speak with Novell’s Miguel de Icaza about OS interoperability as it ...
- February 04, 2009
Count Microsoft among players seeing success in SOA. In recent Magic Quadrant results, Gartner confirms Microsoft leadership position in several types of application integration.
- January 14, 2009
Thomas Erl's long-awaited ''SOA Design Patterns'' has hit the book stores. It arrives after undergoing an interesting editing process in which patterns of SOA development were posted to a community Web site for comments and vetting.
- January 08, 2009
Where is SOA at today? The Open Group's Dr. Chris Harding says we have moved past the stage where SOA is a toy. This podcast illuminates key trends that include SOA governance and vertical SOAs.
- December 10, 2008
Book publisher Simon & Schuster successfully modernizes legacy mainframe systems by porting COBOL applications to Microsoft .NET.
- December 09, 2008
Microsoft this week announced the first public beta of BizTalk Server 2009 and general availability of BizTalk RFID Mobile. The products are crown jewels in the company's BPM portfolio.
- December 03, 2008
Core business applications are important to companies. But IT hiring priorities are skewed toward Web 2.0 developers, potentially leaving modernization of mission-critical applications in jeopardy, ...
- December 03, 2008
If you are going to eat the elephant that is legacy IT systems, it's best to get the beast down to bite-sized chunks. The authors of ''Eating the IT Elephant'' talk about working with what is already there.
- November 18, 2008
There was a sky-is-falling frenzy in the blogosphere of late in reaction to a Gartner press release headlined: "Number of Organizations Planning to Adopt SOA for the First Time Is Falling ...
- November 15, 2008
How will IT organizations maintain the COBOL applications written by the whiz kid programmers of the 1970s?That is the question Gartner Inc. analyst Dale Vecchio has been working on in covering ...
- November 14, 2008
A recent move in the legacy-to-SOA modernization space sees Attachmate updating its Verastream Host Integrator (VHI) with added WS-I compliant Web services. A related story describes a public sector CTO using VHI.
- November 13, 2008
Light-weight architectures continue to gain currency, even on the heels of Microsoft's massive .NET framework effort. Two authors say the small-footprint Rails framework can provide more of an "an architecture out-of-the-box" for some Web ...
- October 29, 2008
High-powered 3-D visualization may take on a greater role in new-style business intelligence apps, if products like Tibco Spotfire 2.2 are an indication. The new software allows line-of-business professionals to creatively explore relationships ...
- October 29, 2008
Narrower, focused development approaches such as the Spring framework arise as alternatives to full-fledged J2EE. Spring forgoes EJB, employs a Model View Controller and separates the component model from the distribution method.
- October 27, 2008
Microsoft is promoting Cloud computing as a follow-on to service-oriented architecture. At its Professional Developer Conference (PDC) in Los Angeles, company technology strategist Ray Ozzie said Azure will support SQL Server and the .NET Framework....
- October 24, 2008
Compute Cloud offerings can be broken down into two types, says Frank Gillett, vice president and principal analyst, Forrester Research. Defining the two types of Cloud offerings for attendees of a ...
- October 21, 2008
With common Web 2.0 interfaces, SOA, and BPM, Epicor ERP business users and managers can make changes to business processes. In the past, that kind of customization had to be hand coded, requiring IT involvement.
- October 14, 2008
The drive behind SOA is a drive to find the level of abstraction at which useful integration can happen. If you have navigated a few paradigm shifts, such abstraction becomes familiar.
- October 09, 2008
An on-demand employee expense reporting system was enhanced using the WSO2 Web Services Application Server (WSAS) 2.0 and enterprise service bus (ESB).
- October 06, 2008
After several years pursuing a modeling tool strategy focused on Domain Specific Languages (DSLs), Microsoft is broadening its approach to include more UML-related modeling tools. How these tools will work under the umbrella of the company's ...
- October 01, 2008
Microsoft previewed modules of a platform for composite application development. Better support for service-oriented architecture, Web 2.0 and RESTful projects is a major goal. New versions of WCF and WF are due too, as well as modeling technology ...
- September 29, 2008
When is out of the box out of the box? Vendors like Oracle seek to ease vertical application integration with schemes like the Oracle Application Integration Architecture. But a major systems integrator says too much focus on off-the-shelf ...
- September 24, 2008
Verizon Wireless employed Oracle BPEL Manager with a rules engine to study call patterns. That led to a reduction in lines of Java code for an app that provides fraud detection teams with better information for decision making. It also used less ...
- September 22, 2008
Complex Event Processing pioneer Tibco ups the ante with a new UI for business rules creation and a query language that pans through event streams.
- September 18, 2008
There is a growing demand for service-oriented architecture professionals and a broadening of the definition of the SOA skill set.
- September 18, 2008
Individual team members fill-in various gaps to make a winning SOA team, said MomentumSI's Jeff Schneider. If you are charged with hiring you should focus on overall ability to learn, and not just familiarity with SOA. Oh, and some experiences with...
- September 14, 2008
MapReduce, a parallel programming and data execution architecture that Google and others have used to churn massive amounts of Web data, is now ready to move into the enterprise world. GreenPlum and Aster Data are early to the fray.
- September 14, 2008
MapReduce is loosely related to 'map' and 'reduce' functions associated with so-called functional programming methods. Google's MapReduce has a counterpart in the Hadoop open-source Java MapReduce implementation. Now, two commercial MapReduce ...
- September 11, 2008
As it gets ready to release a preview of its Oslo modeling framework, Microsoft joins the Object Management Group to advance modeling standards and concepts.
- September 10, 2008
Business Event Processing, or BEP: IBM's Steve Mills says it's about volumes and speeds – high volumes of fast transactions. He has purchased a small slew of companies to address the market, and they are beginning to appear in the WebSphere ...
- September 09, 2008
WSDL definitions, schema, PortTypes, bindings, messages, and services are graded for quality by a product known as WSDL Report Card. The Report Card is intended to end squabbles between developers and QA teams. School's in!
- September 05, 2008
- September 01, 2008
Enterprise architects are missing significant advantages if they ignore mature integration-centric BPM suites as part of their SOA development, according to a new Forrester Research report.
- August 20, 2008
Former BEA customers, who may be unhappy with Oracle Corp.'s plans for WebLogic as its main service-oriented architecture (SOA) server, are targeted by Sun Microsystems Inc., which today announced ...
- August 18, 2008
AbeBooks.com manages a database of more than 110 million books via Web services links to 13,500 booksellers. That can be a complex task. The company, recently purchased by Amazon.com, opted for Oracle Fusion Middleware to achieve complex ...
- August 14, 2008
The traditional business analyst role needs to change if service-oriented architecture (SOA) is to advance in organizations, analysts say. Successful project management means that the business analyst is in close communication with the end user and ...
- August 13, 2008
The San Diego Department of Child Support Services took its ColdFusion skills forward into the world of Web 2.0 when it created a new RIA view for a child services agency calendaring system.
- August 06, 2008
REST makes data services accessible to non-technical business users working with Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, start-up SnapLogic CEO says. What is the secret goo? It is the basic REST commands of GET, PUT, DELETE and POST.
- August 05, 2008
Like some rock stars, Curl is big in Japan but still seeking traction among U.S. developers. A new version of Curl moves its rich Internet application (RIA) tools to Eclipse.
- July 23, 2008
Last week we at SearchSOA.com ran a story about how ESBs aren't as interoperable as users might expect them to be. The story prompted a response from StrikeIron CEO Dave Linthicum, basically ...
- July 22, 2008
Wizard technology for mashing up data services can help enterprise database administrators, as well as a new generation of 'mashup authors,' WSO2 director shows.
- July 17, 2008
Despite technical adherence to standards, ESBs from different vendors still don't play well with others, argues John Michelsen, chief architect at iTKO Inc.
- July 16, 2008
SOA proves to be as much about aligning people processes as it is about integrating applications, an engineering firm discovered during a project management and application integration project.
- July 15, 2008
Commuter trains in the San Francisco, California area will soon be issuing tickets from a new SOA-based ticketing system, which combines BPEL, wireless handheld devices and a legacy data center.
- July 02, 2008
BEA users respond to SearchSOA.com's survey and give their perspectives on Oracle's plans for the products they rely on.
- July 02, 2008
Microsoft follows the road-less-traveled and nowhere is it more apparent than in its strategy for SOA, which some see as muddled while others think it's on target, but not well communicated.
- July 01, 2008
Burton Group has presented its SOA Report Card, finding most users are getting it wrong because they focus too much on IT and integration and not enough on the business.
- June 25, 2008
Eclipse Ganymede offers new WSDL features and enhancements to the Web Tools Platform designed to make life easier for developers working of SOA projects.
- June 17, 2008
Eclipse director Mike Milinkovich offers a preview of new OSGi and SOA features included among the 24 projects and 18 million lines of code that will be part of the Ganymede release.
- June 12, 2008
SOA has entered the mainstream, but ubiquity doesn't guarantee success, analysts said at the Gartner's architecture summit this week. They warned of dangers that can derail SOA adoption.
- June 11, 2008
Dan Blankenhorn at ZDNet has posted some provocative thoughts about the Java CAPS 6.0 SOA suite announcement from Sun Microsystems. His basic take is that Sun fails to live up to its self-generated ...
- June 10, 2008
Ruby on Rails is not going to replace Java EE or .NET in SOA development, but is a "compelling" tool for RESTful data services and Ajax, says Burton Group analyst Joe Niski.
- June 03, 2008
SOA e-commerce application provides pet owners Ajax-based online ordering service for home delivery of veterinary medicines.
- May 29, 2008
Born in the recession that began this decade, analysts see SOA continuing its role as an cost-effective architecture even in a troubled economy, where there is so far little data to indicate that it is being adversely impacted.
- May 19, 2008
SOA provides data access via an enterprise service bus to departmental applications throughout the University of Illinois system.
- May 15, 2008
Oracle Corp., originally a database vendor, now includes data services, business intelligence (BI) and business activity monitoring (BAM) in its service-oriented architecture (SOA) suite. Those were the topics of this conversation with Duncan Mills,...
- May 14, 2008
Ruby on Rails promises ease in RESTful SOA development, but for it to move up to enterprise class, developers need to know how to make it scalable.
- May 12, 2008
SOA Software Inc. says its acquisition of LogicLibrary Inc., announced today, creates "a dominant Integrated SOA governance automation company." The two companies were both rated as leaders in ...
- May 12, 2008
While SOAP and WSDL caught on, UDDI, the third leg of the Web services stool, has never enjoyed much popularity even as governance became more important to SOA. Dan Diephouse, the creator of XFire and software architect at MuleSource Inc., discusses...
- May 08, 2008
A best-of-breed approach to SOA combining the strength of JMS, the Spring framework and the Mule ESB is what Dan Diephouse, the creator of XFire and software architect at MuleSource Inc., recommends for enterprise developers. In a conversation at ...
- April 30, 2008
Unplanned demand spikes are a modern app dev pain point caused by ease of integration. Tibco has now added SLA management to its SOA platform in order to combat the problem.
- April 29, 2008
SOA is changing the role of quality assurance professionals as they transition from checking out applications to testing interdependent services, composite applications, and the variety of regression scenarios, says HP's Tim Hall.
- April 17, 2008
Cisco Systems Inc. envisions using the network as the platform for SOA, says Mark Weiner, director of product management and marketing for Cisco's Applications Delivery Business Unit. In this interview, he explains how network devices that began as ...
- April 10, 2008
Things Kate Pierson surely never thought she'd say during a concert when the B-52s were taking off 30 years ago: "Happy birthday WebSphere!" Now, THAT is what I call a mashup. Artists who debut ...
- April 09, 2008
IBM veteran Robert LeBlanc recalls 20-years ago when the basic approach that is now called service-oriented architecture (SOA) was used to move from monolithic mainframes to a distributed environment. The services were libraries on the mainframe and...
- April 07, 2008
The overwhelming theme coming from IBM on the opening day of its Impact 2008 event is that SOA isn't about the technology. It sounds a bit odd to hear that message coming from a company with more ...
- April 03, 2008
At Move Inc., an online real estate services provider, BPEL is being used in the integration of legacy systems and new CRM and ERP products as the first step in an incremental "pragmatic SOA" implementation.
- March 24, 2008
Although BPEL4People and WS-HT aren't fully ratified standards, Active EndPoints Inc., one of the leaders of the standards effort, is incorporating them into its new tools for BPM and SOA design and development.
- March 21, 2008
Recently we polled SearchSOA.com site members on their RIA and composite application plans. What we discovered is there's a massive overlap between the SOA and RIA audiences. In all we received 395 ...
- March 12, 2008
While computer science enrollment sags in the U.S. and Europe, IBM finds enthusiastic coders in China and other emerging markets eager to learn about SOA, open standards and Web 2.0.
- March 10, 2008
The chief architect for Thomson Financial's SOA Center of Excellence explains the 10 lessons learned in developing information services for a company where IT is the business.
- March 05, 2008
The common data model for data services aligns with the agility promised by service-oriented architecture (SOA) in the Progress Software view.
- February 26, 2008
The acquisition of Cape Clear this month and the announcement that Iona is up for sale, raises questions about where the ESB market is moving and the impact of open source vendors such as WSO2 and MuleSource.
- February 25, 2008
Although it gets scant attention at the moment, service portfolio management is a key ingredient in the SOA lifecycle, according to Forrester Research Inc.
- February 21, 2008
Forrester survey data shows a direct correlation between successful implementation of BPM and having a center of excellence.
- February 20, 2008
Data services platforms, around since 2005, but overshadowed in SOA circles by the ESB, may finally come into their own this year, a new Burton Group report predicts.
- February 12, 2008
Extreme transaction processing (XTP) is being added to complex event processing (CEP) in service-oriented architecture (SOA) implementations for the financial services industry, explains David Chappell, vice president and chief technologist for SOA ...
- January 28, 2008
HP integrates its OpenView SOA Manager with the Systinet technology it acquired with Mercury to provide "closed loop" design time and runtime governance.
- January 17, 2008
The financial advantages of Oracle's purchase of BEA are more concrete than how the two companies' SOA products will integrate, which has analysts and competitors guessing.
- January 15, 2008
With the release today of an open source registry/repository, MuleSource seeks to be the Wal-Mart of service-oriented architecture (SOA) governance vendors.
- January 09, 2008
There is a middle way for advocates of SOA as a replacement for mainframe COBOL systems, according to Hewlett-Packard Corp., Oracle Corp., and Intel Corp.
- January 04, 2008
In part 1 of this interview with Toufic Boubez, chief technology officer for XML networking vendor Layer 7 Technologies Inc., he said the WS-Policy standard work at W3C is complete and that standard is being implemented. In part 2, he explains that ...
- January 03, 2008
SOA has reached the point where implementers need operational governance, says Toufic Boubez, CTO at Layer 7 Technologies and an editor for the W3C WS-Policy specification.
- December 13, 2007
Innovative Chicago radio station uses service-oriented architecture (SOA), Ajax, and open source technologies to build an audio version of a Web 2.0 social network.
- December 11, 2007
Traditional performance monitoring tools look at network and server performance, but American Century Investment Services is now able to identify client side bottlenecks.
- December 04, 2007
Mainframes still run 70 percent of mission critical applications and IBM estimates it would cost $20 trillion to replace that old COBOL code with Java, so Big Blue is working to include big iron in SOA implementations.
- November 28, 2007
With cost savings and productivity benefits of up to 50 percent, virtualization is poised to be the next big thing in SOA development and testing, a researcher says.
- November 19, 2007
Examples from the airline and telecommunications industries show how governance reduces complexity and speeds completion of SOA implementations.
- October 30, 2007
Microsoft is unveiling Oslo, its SOA product roadmap, which includes model-driven development tools in Visual Studio to allow users to design and deploy composite applications without coding.
- October 23, 2007
It is common for small and midsize business to wait out technology bubbles. If a hot new technology bursts onto the scene, the SMBs don't immediately adopt it. Expensive and unproven technologies ...
- October 18, 2007
The new ITIL version 3 is important to everyone working on SOA because it provides best practices for developing, implementing and continually improving services, according to Forrester Research.
- October 04, 2007
In part 2 of our Q&A interview with Sandy Carter, vice president for SOA and WebSphere strategy at IBM, she suggests that the best way to learn to do service-oriented architecture (SOA) is by trying it in a low risk simulated environment. When it ...
- October 02, 2007
An SOA implementation using JMS allows the New York Mercantile Exchange to handle heavy volumes created by the introduction of electronic trading and growing business.
- October 01, 2007
Software AG has put together a new SOA governance product fusing its original CentraSite registry/repository, which it built with Fujitsu, with the Infravio XRegistry it acquired with its purchase of webMethods.
- September 27, 2007
The SOA business case has got to put the accent on the business benefits rather than on the technology, analysts say.
- September 25, 2007
Burton Group analyst Craig Roth, author of a new Enterprise Portal Reference Architecture Template, offers dos and don'ts for organizations contemplating investing time and money into adding an enterprise portal to their service-oriented ...
- September 24, 2007
There is a significant difference between the way Ajax applications are built at consumer companies typified by Google Inc. and what can be done in enterprise Web 2.0, says Oracle chief architect Ted Farrell.
- September 20, 2007
Developers love a lightweight ESB, but enterprise architects need to ask some tough questions before allowing them into an SOA environment, Forrester analysts say.
- September 19, 2007
There is agreement that complex event processing (CEP) is an important component of service-oriented architecture (SOA), but vendor approaches vary.
- September 05, 2007
Representational State Transfer (REST) is the next big trend in service-oriented architecture (SOA) development, says Dan Diephouse, the creator of XFire, who recently joined MuleSource Inc. as software architect. He rejects the criticism that REST ...