Service-Oriented Architecture and PaaS Cloud Providers

In a recent article, David Linthicum posited that “Most PaaS providers are really SOA-based development platforms.” I like that his article clearly makes the connection between service-oriented architecture and the use of services from PaaS Cloud Providers. Take a look at SOA Dead? Not If You’re Using PaaS for App Dev.


Published:June 26, 2013 View Post

Five Principles for the Incremental SOA Analysis

After last week’s posting, I thought I should say more about incremental SOA analysis. The following is from Chapter 10 in Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing. Service-oriented architecture (SOA) projects are no different from other IT projects in that larger projects tend to fail and issues regarding change can scuttle projects. This chapter…


Published:May 29, 2013 View Post

Incremental SOA and Change

Computerworld had an article last January that discussed American Airlines’ approach to using Web Services and multiple enterprise service buses (ESBs) as part of their service-oriented architecture (SOA). The authors emphasized a change from build vs. buy and from using mainframes. That, however, is not the part I found interesting. (Also, several comments to the…


Published:May 22, 2013 View Post