Tag Archives: Service Oriented Architecture

The Two Faces of Microservices

Microservices (μServices) are a fascinating evolution of the Distributed Object Computing (DOC) paradigm. Initial design of DOC attempted to solve the problem of simplifying developing complex distributed applications by applying object-oriented design principles to disparate components operating across networked infrastructure. In this model, DOC “hid” the complexity of making this work from the developer regardless… Read More »

Architecture: 1000 ways to skin the cat, either way, the cat’s till dead

Thanks to @jadkins for the colorful ending to that cliched saying, which really got me thinking. Sometimes we just make certain aspects of architecture too difficult for no reason. Good design is important and can have significant financial impact if done incorrectly, but chances are the negative impact comes into play during the engineering effort,… Read More »

The Role of The Business Analyst in an SOA World

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 »

The SOA (& Cloud) Funding Dilemma

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 »

SOA & Cybersecurity

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 »