Ideas and techniques about succeeding with systematic software reuse

Vijay Narayanan

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Many enterprises are working with service-oriented architecture (SOA) initiatives using a variety of approaches. Regardless of the specific approaches undertaken, the intent is to build services and business processes to enable the organization to realize the benefits of SOA. However, you need to practice specific techniques to ensure that the service capabilities you are building are strategic. This article covers specific technical practices that help you build services for today and the future. Switch from Web Services to the SOA Metaphor Web services consumed ad-hoc from multiple one-off projects and initiatives will guarantee that you end up with a rat's nest of point-to-point integrations. Instead, fully embrace the SOA metaphor where service capabilities are built, versioned, audited, governed, and reused. Consumer contracts are sacred artifacts that cannot be... (more)