The latest Architecture Journal (Journal 21) focuses on Service Orientation Today and Tomorrow. Eight articles discuss aspects such as business alignment, service modeling, governance, federation, infrastructure, reusability, convergence, and coexistence with cloud computing and event-driven complementary approaches (among others), and they're accompanied by guest columns that analyze other tangential aspects.
Architecture Journal 21 Articles
- Design Considerations for Software plus Services and Cloud Computing. Design patterns for cloud-computing applications.
- Model-Driven SOA with "Oslo". A shortcut from models to executable code through the next wave of Microsoft modeling technology.
- An Enterprise Architecture Strategy for SOA. Key concepts, principals, and methods that architects can practically put to work immediately to help their organizations overcome these challenges and lead them through their SOA- implementation journey for better outcomes.
- Enabling Business Capabilities with SOA. Methods and technologies to enable an SOA infrastructure to realize business capabilities, gaining increased visibility across the IT landscape.
- Service Registry: A Key Piece for Enhancing Reuse in SOA. A strategy for publishing and providing facilities to access services information.
- How the Cloud Stretches the SOA Scope. An emerging breed of distributed applications both on-premises and in the Cloud.
- Event-Driven Architecture: SOA Through the Looking Glass. Looking back on the inherent publish/subscribe nature of the business and how this solves thorny issues such as high availability and fault tolerance.
- Is SOA Being Pushed Beyond Its Limits? Challenges for future service-oriented systems.
As we promised two issues ago, we were in the process of leveraging more digital formats. In that sense, this set of articles and guest columns is complemented by a series of short videos on yet other aspects of this SOA topic.
For more information on Software Architecture issues, see Architecture development center on MSDN.
Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation