A couple of weeks ago I did an interview with Loraine Lawson (@lowrain) who covers integration technology for IT Business Edge. There were two different aspects to the interview, one focused on my blog entry “Perhaps SOA is More Strategy Than Architecture” and the other my beliefs on Enterprise Architecture and why I still believe… Read More »
Okay, maybe it’s petty and I’m just tooting my own horn, but I found this old article I wrote for Upstream CIO’s October issue (written in July ’05). In rereading this article today, I surprised myself how aware I was of the forthcoming Cloud & SOA convergence. The popularity of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is gaining… Read More »
Those of us that are part of SOA-related projects where traditional business analysts (BA) are involved often find ourselves frustrated by the incongruence between the analyst’s approach to requirements gathering and the SOA design. The problem arises because SOA models functionality of a business across multiple boundaries, whereas the business analyst wants to focus on… Read More »
Lately, and primarily among government users, I’ve been hearing about a potential clash of bureaucracy meets technology when it comes to funding shared services. It seems that the current government procurement and funding processes do not favor strategic sharing of software services as an outgrowth of a single development effort. I imagine that this issue… Read More »
Is SOA really architecture, or is it simply a strategy for business transformation?
This entanglement of SOA and BPM into a single effort is fraught with problems and failure. Each initiative should be undertaken separately and with definitive goals that do not list each other as one of the outcomes.
I recently started my research into cybersecurity and I am working to become more prolific in this area. Naturally, given my inclination to Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), I am really interested in issues related to both SOA and cybersecurity. One thing I noticed immediately regarding cybersecurity is that, in general, there are relatively few experts… Read More »
There’s a lot of points that will be made in this blog entry. To keep them straight, I will highlight them right up front: Vendors are getting behind SCA because it reinforces a need for tools The importance of architects in software development Untested technologies are being pushed on IT like bad drugs from the… Read More »
Wow, to read the positive reviews of SOA and what it’s doing for the IT industry, one would be likely to believe that there’s serious transformation occurring because of this architectural approach. Well, the truth is, implementing an SOA design such that real loose-coupling is achieved and that a service does not share a common… Read More »
I saw an [url=http://soa.sys-con.com/node/980029 new=true]announcement[/url] this morning by WSO2 that they are offering free SOA Training this summer; this triggered my “uh-oh” senses. I'm sure that WSO2 means well, but I've noticed a trend in my conversations with individuals who have a predominantly been trained by “SOA Vendors” to focus too heavily on the implementation… Read More »