SOA Talk:

Enterprise architecture

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 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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August 11, 2008  4:43 PM

Monson-Haefel talks of Curl as Ajax frameworks grow

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
Ajax, Enterprise architecture

Some of the challenge to architects these days comes not from the server side where so much integration effort has been placed, but from the client side. There, Ajax has arisen to improve users' interactions with multiple application services. But, as Richard Monson-Haefel told's...

July 23, 2008  7:41 PM

So how SOA are ESBs?

Posted by: StorageSwiss
Enterprise architecture, SOA development, SOA governance, SOA infrastructure

Last week we at 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...

June 2, 2008  11:42 AM

Having trouble with SOA? Pay attention to the architecture

Posted by: StorageSwiss
Enterprise architecture, SOA development

There are some anecdotal claims out there in cyberspace that some companies are struggling with SOA. Mind you, we never really hear who these companies are or much about the details of what kind of trouble they've had. That makes it hard to assess what the problem is. Are these users actually...

May 27, 2008  11:21 AM

Technology lock-in, SOA and Magyarsoft

Posted by: StorageSwiss
Enterprise architecture, Microsoft, SOA development

Our sister site,, has an interesting post on a kerfuffle between Microsoft and some Hungarian students who are angered that the company has bought the nation's technology curriculum. The...

May 19, 2008  12:52 PM

Look who’s using SOA

Posted by: StorageSwiss
.NET, Enterprise architecture, SOA development

We at have a number of SOA user stories in the works at the moment and it strikes me that we could just about churn out a case study a day at this point in time. Last month at the IBM Impact...

May 12, 2008  11:21 AM

SOA experts, we’ve got ‘em

Posted by: StorageSwiss
Data services, Enterprise architecture, Enterprise mashups, rich Internet applications (RIA), SOA development, SOA governance, SOA infrastructure, SOA standards, Software testing

Pro wrestling legend Rowdy Roddy Piper immortalized the words "Just when they think they've got the answers, I change the questions." Now we at are asking...

May 9, 2008  4:58 PM

Java EE 6 needs SCA, SAP architect says

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Composite applications, Conferences, Enterprise architecture, JavaOne, SAP AG, Service Component Architecture, SOA, SOA development

Java EE 6, now in the development stage, needs to embrace the service component architecture (SCA) specification, argues Sanjay Patil, standards architect at SAP AG. The Java Community Process Web page for Java EE 6 indicates that SCA is being...

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