SOA Talk:

November, 2008


November 28, 2008  2:12 PM

WSDL styles, mock objects, and SOAP UI

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
Software testing, WSDL

WSDL has been around long enough to take root in the form of different styles. That can play some havoc with generic testing. A recent conversation with Frank Cohen, founder of Push to Test, indicates that tools have taken notice of the WSDL ''dialects.''

November 24, 2008  7:20 PM

Compute cloud services cross chasm, analyst says

Posted by: Heather Clancy
cloud computing, Cloud Services, IBM, SaaS, Security

IT cloud services are “crossing the chasm,” argues Frank Gens of IDC. But what do enterprises want and expect from the new paradigm in software delivery?

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November 19, 2008  12:10 PM

BPM adoption hits 56% in latest survey

Posted by: Heather Clancy

Business process management is already implemented in 56 percent of IT organizations, according to survey results released today by AIIM Research. Continued »

November 18, 2008  1:36 PM

Let’s look behind those SOA implementation numbers!

Posted by: Brein Matturro
Development, SOA, SOA development

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 Dramatically," writes Rich Seeley on But, perhaps, the glass is half full. Seeley takes a...

November 17, 2008  4:26 PM

Policy and contract focused architecture

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Composite applications, Enterprise architecture, SOA, SOA development, SOA governance

Perhaps architects are paying too much attention to the services when they work on service-oriented architecture implementation, writes Neil Ward-Dutton. He suggests that they might focus on "contract-and-policy-oriented architecture (CPOA)."

November 15, 2008  10:10 AM

Application modernization: COBOL meets .NET

Posted by: Heather Clancy
.NET, Enterprise architecture, Java, Microsoft

How will IT organizations maintain the COBOL applications written by the whiz kid programmers of the 1970s? Continued »

November 13, 2008  3:51 PM

Rails rally cry heard in .NET framework arena

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
.NET, Ajax

Rails as a lightweight framework is getting a look-see from many in the developer community. The Ruby-based architecture walks developers though the common practice of Web application building. “It gives you an object-relational map and does the mapping for you,” said the co-author of the new...

November 7, 2008  11:49 PM

Is this the dawning of the age of hosted providers?

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
Cloud Services

Recently spoke with John Rymer, analyst with Forrester. The topic was going to be cloud computing, but Rymer advised that this term, for now at least, has hardly any meaning. That is because anything that is remotely new is being called a ‘cloud solution.’ For now, says Rymer, a more useful and...

November 7, 2008  7:12 PM

Test SOA for the unexpected

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Enterprise architecture, Podcast, Security, SOA, SOA development, SOA governance, SOA infrastructure, SOA management, Software testing

Testing service-oriented architecture requires thinking outside the box to the point that your test cases hit an application with totally unexpected input, argues Thomas Fredell, CTO of IntraLinks.

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