Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)

 

February 9, 2009

Yes, Virginia, there is a SOA!

It has been only a few weeks since Ann Thomas Manes wrote her blog stating that SOA is dead.  Since then there has been a lot of chatter about whether this is indeed true and if SOA vendors should find a new line of work.  So, I thought I would add my two cents to […]

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January 30, 2009

Why its hard to build great software companies

I went to Progress Software’s  industry/financial analyst meeting this week.  I have known Progress Software since the 1990s as it migrated from the 4GL database development market to client/server and then to SOA and Software as a Service.  Unlike some of its peers in the 4GL space, Progress has managed to change with the times […]

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January 19, 2009

Making sense of REST in context with SOA

I continue to spend a lot of time thinking and researching REST — REpresentational State Transfer. Yes, REST is a set of architectural guidelines introduced by Roy Fielding in his dissertation where he defined HTTP. While I couldn’t find a link to Fielding’s disseration, I did find a very good blog entry written by Fielding. […]

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May 6, 2008

Getting Smart about SOA at IBM IMPACT

Just after I returned from last month’s IBM SOA IMPACT Conference, the Hurwitz team started to interview companies for case studies to be included in the second edition of SOA For Dummies. So for me, one of the benefits of attending IMPACT was getting a feel for some of the key trends in customer SOA […]

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