Modeling Business Capabilities by Combining Services with Communication Patterns (5)

In my previous post I examined the business transaction pattern is some detail and made the case for using the pattern to much better implement a capability as a service (capsule). In this post I will develop the connection between the three part model introduced in [SS06] and propose how it can be extended to…

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Windows Live Platform: Services for Building Community-Driven Applications

There is just so much going on in in the Windows Live Platform that it’s never too too late to tell you about the exciting work going on. The development team has come up with a series of technical training Webcasts that can help you get up to speed. You will learn about authentication through…

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Say Jambo to Tafiti!

If verticalized search is on your wish list check out this new way of doing it. It requires Silverlight and works in a variety web browsers. Tafiti is built with Windows Live Search and SilverLight. The tree view and ability to store and share custom search collections is pretty cool stuff. Jackson Fish – a new company in the delightful Pioneer…

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Modeling Business Capabilities by Combining Services with Communication Patterns (4)

In my previous post I looked at the communication patterns supporting the mutual interactions and coordination between services. Here we’ll take a brief tour of the DEMO methodology [RD99] which, as we heard previously, builds upon Searle’s Language/Action Perspective and introduced the important concept of a business transaction communication pattern. DEMO For more information about…

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Modeling Business Capabilities by Combining Services with Communication Patterns (3)

In my previous post I talked about encapsulating capabilities as services with communication patterns supporting their mutual interactions and coordination – the so-called service capsule. In this post I’ll explore communication patterns in more detail and in particular the business transaction communication pattern. Communication Patterns When analyzing how and why communication takes place between cooperating humans a number of…

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Modeling Business Capabilities by Combining Services with Communication Patterns (2)

Introduction In my previous post I introduced the idea of a Service Capsule. Now I want to dig into the rationale for this kind of service component or concept. There are those that believe, and I am certainly one of them, that business models are essential to help you understand the structure and dynamics of the organization…

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Modeling Business Capabilities by Combining Services with Communication Patterns

Starting with this post I’d like to delve a little deeper into the ideas I first started discussing in my talk entitled: “Service Capsules: A Language and Patterns Perspective on Service Design and Implementation”. I first became interested in Speech Act Theory and more generally the Language Action Perspective of communication way back in the early part of my career…

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