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The fact that you're reading this article means that you are probably planning a service-oriented architecture (SOA) initiative and recognize that some level of governance is required in order to be successful. If you are like most people in this position, you are also somewhat confuse...
In the past year,Web services and service-oriented architectures (SOAs) have become mainstream because of their ability to provide business agility and flexibility through integration, productivity, and reuse. With SOA enablement on the rise, IT groups must address SOA governance as a ...
With Whitehorse, Microsoft has placed a significant stake in the ground when it comes to modeling enterprise services. While Whitehorse is part of the not-yet-released Visual Studio 2005 (codenamed 'Whidbey'), Microsoft has publicly discussed and demonstrated significant elements of Wh...
I know what you're probably thinking as you look at the title of this article: 'software reuse - been there, done that, and it doesn't work....' And it's true that many a software architect or project leader on a WebLogic project has broken his or her pick on the slag heap of reuse eff...
Over the past two months, we've looked at the process of extracting a business application pattern from a series of business requirements. You've seen this pattern take shape, from its original form as a design meeting the specific needs of a particular business application (configurab...
This month we'll look at pattern discovery in more detail by continuing to examine a business application pattern we discovered and documented. Our focus isn't on creating formal patterns, but on capturing, refining, and sharing the knowledge gained during development. We'll discuss th...
You're probably saying to yourself, 'Oh, no! Not another patterns article!' Technically, that's what this is. However, instead of simply showing you a finished pattern, we're going to look at pattern discovery. And, while what we'll talk about can help you capture fundamental patterns ...
Web services tool vendors frequently compete on how quickly their users can 'generate a Web service from scratch' or 'expose a Java/COM+/CORBA class as a Web service.' While speed of development is important, the broader business needs of an enterprise must be the main driver of new te...