Wonderland Of SOA Governance

InfoQ, 2009 Introduction – Down to the Rabbit Hole One man, Harry W., once said “Alice does not fall down the hole. She sees the white rabbit, is intrigued, and willingly follows him down the deep rabbit hole.” Yes, the secret of Wonderland is about the meaning of the words: Harry has insisted that Alice ‘willingly follow[s]’ into …

Collecting Financial Market Data with Thread Pool

SOA & WOA, 2006 READS: 20,545 In this article I’ll share my experience in using the new features in Java 5 for solving an old industry problem, the problem of collecting constantly published financial data in reliable way. The business case example I’m going to discuss relates to the acquisition of some sort of market …

Assured Delivery of Audit Data With SOA and Web Services

J2EE Journal, 2006 Reliable messaging via Web services and JMS READS: 24,548 This article describes two techniques that may be used for assured delivery of important data, specifically, audit data, in distributed systems. We will review design that leads from assured to guaranteed delivery. This task gets more and more important in light of modern …

If a Resource Thread Hangs in the Portal

WebLogic Journal, 2006 READS: 26,326 This article describes a workaround design that allows a Portal to survive if its resource starts hanging request threads. Business TaskHow frequently does your Portal experience user requests hanging in the resource? Not frequently, I hope. However, if this happens and the resource continues hanging user requests, the Portal is …

Why Managers Admire Ambiguity

Any Architecture is based on answers to five core question: WHY, WHAT, WHO/WHOM-FOR, WHERE, and WHEN. Any architecture comprises models and structures that detail the answers. If any answer to aforementioned questions is vague it becomes apparent immediately because it brings uncertainty and can lead to multiple versions of architecture with no criteria for comparison. …

We do not need SOA 3.0… we never needed SOA 2.0 as well

This BLOG is a reaction to the post by Scott Andersen, IASA Fellow, published on 29 Oct., 2012, at IASA’s Thoughts on Enterprise and Technology Architecture. In the BLOG, Scott points to new fantastic gadgets – Meta-Watch and BlackBerry connected watch – that are on their way to the consumers and expected by the end of this …