Can open-sourcing ESB bring together a fragmented concept?
Service technology -- from SOA to cloud to IT service management -- promises many "-ilities": greater agility, flexibility, and reusability. Joe McKendrick explores the challenges and opportunities with service orientation, and how to capitalize on these emerging computing philosophies.
Joe McKendrick is an author, consultant and speaker specializing in trends and developments shaping the technology industry.
Sometimes, innovative technology can literally be a lifesaver
Many organizations lack the political will to turn a JBOWS (Just a Bunch of Web Services) architecture into a true SOA.
Sun needs to position SeeBeyond as a true SOA platform
Gartner has released its 2005 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, one of 68 hype cycles released by the analyst firm this year. Along with the really funky stuff, such as carbon nanotubes, podcasting, and mesh networks, SOA and Web services get a special mention -- a very special mention -- in the analyst firm's assessment.
As companies actually begin to implement SOAs, they are starting to ask questions about key essentials such as: What goes into a Service Contract?
Much work still needs to be done on registries before SOAs are enabled
SOA is the top trend in the software industry, according to attendees at SandHill.com's Enterprise 2005 conference earlier this month. Asked what technology will have the most impact on the software industry in the next 12 months, 30% picked Service-Oriented Architectures (SOAs).
Analyst firm predicts SOA adoption in the 90s, but what kinds of 'SOAs' are they talking about?
Sandra Rogers, program director for service-oriented architecture (SOA), Web services, and integration research at IDC, was recently asked what professional role becomes particularly important as the SOA movement evolves. Her answer: software architect.