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The SOA Services Catalog

The SOA Services Catalog

Possibly, following Governance the most important concept in an SOA strategy is the Services Catalog. But what exactly is the Services Catalog? It is the most tangible part of implementing an SOA strategy. It publishes and compiles in an orderly manner the business...

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About reuse in an SOA strategy

About reuse in an SOA strategy

The reuse of software has always been in mind when developing software in a professional way. We have all tried to guide the design of our software to a level of abstraction and encapsulation that would allow us to reuse it in future projects with null or minimal...

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SOA and Object Orientation: the power of abstraction.

SOA and Object Orientation: the power of abstraction.

Object Orientation (OO) was a very important contribution to the history of software development. It introduced a deep change of focus regarding the traditional way of designing software, even analyzing reality to model it into software designs. Ability of...

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Business Logic vs. Functional Logic

Business Logic vs. Functional Logic

One of the most subtly different issues that need to be clear when we talk about service orientation is the concept of business logic versus the classic concept of functional logic. In this, as in so many things, semantics is fundamental, and that is why it is...

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About Governance in an SOA Strategy

About Governance in an SOA Strategy

Whenever I have been asked about the key success factor of an SOA strategy, my response has always been quick: Governance. And most of the time I noticed in the gesture (or absence of gestures) of my interlocutor the feeling that I had just thrown one of those terms...

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Business and Technology, that strange couple

Business and Technology, that strange couple

Before I move on, I have stumbled upon something that I find interesting to comment on. It's about the curious relationship between business and technology, that strange couple (you'll see why I say so). That way many organizations put more than their trust in...

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The trident SOA – BPM – EDA

The trident SOA – BPM – EDA

Possibly a good time to compile in one entry the three pillars that make up the SOA strategy: the trident SOA-BPM-EDA. It is convenient to underline the importance they have and the role they play, before going further by expanding and deepening this whole issue. I am...

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A matter of approach

A matter of approach

Leaving behind the practices that have led to an expensive, inefficient, coupled systems architecture for years, far from an efficient systems architecture, is a matter of approach. Usually organizations base their decisions regarding the development of their...

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About integrations, inlays and interoperability

About integrations, inlays and interoperability

Before going into more detail on what SOA contributes to the scenario described in our previous entry, let's pause for a moment in the term "integration." In order not to beat around the bush, let's focus on EAI (Enterprise Application Integration). According to...

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About bad habits and spaghetti

About bad habits and spaghetti

Usually when I find myself explaining what SOA is, it usually helps me to go over some history of software development and to observe the bad practices that are often done in recent years. Over the last 3 decades, the importance of information systems in organizations...

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SOA, business regains control

SOA, business regains control

Surely the main asset of an organization is information (or one of the most important), and therefore its treatment is crucial in business strategy. Of course ICT is the key to capture, store, manage, exchange and exploit information. And that's why organizations...

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