SOA Tips


  • Why it's time to reconsider the 'new' MDD

    Model-driven development has been around a long time, but in today's complicated app world, it may be time to give this methodology another look. Expert Tom Nolle explains.

  • Understanding the evolution of software architecture

    The roles and responsibilities of enterprise architects are expanding, and as such, they need to understand how changing software architecture can best serve their organization.

  • Why enterprise SOA governance often falls short

    Governance is critical in IT, but practitioners often are wrapped up with the technical components; they forget about their people. Expert Steve Weissman explains further.

  • Six tips for accelerated API creation

    When it comes to API creation, simplicity is critical. Vivek Gupta of AnyPresence discussed the six aspects of API creation developers can address to accelerate API production.

  • The top-down vs. bottom-up app development debate

    Which is more effective: the top-down or bottom-up application strategy? Tom Nolle explains why choosing one requires an in-depth understanding of application requirements.

  • What's the next evolution for enterprise architecture?

    Building apps to handle thousands of simultaneous, distributed services requires a new architectural approach. Kurt Marko examines the steps organizations will need to take.

  • Why UI and UX development matters

    As a rapidly growing number of users demand access to enterprise apps, developers must think even harder about how they approach UI and UX. George Lawton explains what this means.

  • How to avoid API migration disasters

    Business needs change, and that often means APIs must change along with them. Here we examine five key strategies for avoiding disaster when API changes must occur.

  • Are your B2B apps ready for the cloud?

    Just when EAI seemed like the perfect solution for B2B management, integration and the cloud brought on a whole slew of challenges. Here we explore how business can adapt.

  • The evolving functionality of a CEP application

    Making the most of CEP architecture requires figuring out which organizational goals you want the platform to help you achieve. Tom Nolle explains how to determine this.

  • What role should BPM play in app modernization?

    How viable is a BPM strategy to modernize legacy applications? Tom Nolle takes a critical look and provides a step by step explanation of how it can be used effectively.

  • Confusion around BRM haunts businesses

    As much as business rules management can help an organization streamline operations, a general misunderstanding of business rules is hurting efforts. Steve Weissman explains why.

  • Exploring the world of 4-tier architecture

    Developers have depended on the 3-tier architecture for Web applications, but now mobile demands a new, 4-tier architecture. Matthew David discusses what to know about 4-tier.

  • How microservices and REST complicate cloud testing

    While app architects and developers find that microservices and RESTful APIs provide much-needed agility, it's also complicating testing efforts. Tom Nolle explains why.

  • Why some feel overwhelmed by API management features

    As APIs have become more important in the enterprise, the features of API management software have grown more complex. Kurt Marko explains why and how to focus on the basics.

  • How BPM is enabling new-age robotics

    As robotics becomes an increasingly critical part of organizations' business processes, BPM is playing a role in overcoming the challenges of robotics automation.

  • How to unlock the value of CEP applications

    Complex event processing lets you gather BI in time to influence current operations. But unlocking the value of event-driven architecture requires a thorough understanding of CEP.

  • How APIs can simplify B2B integration

    B2B integration is necessary for a huge number of today's companies, but interacting with partner systems and data is not always simple. Ken Yagen discusses how the use of APIs can help.

  • Does REST have a place in B2B integration?

    RESTful APIs are making their way into the enterprise, and now they are poised to make an impact on B2B integration. Ken Yagen explains why and how they can be leveraged effectively.

  • Microservices: The new MVC architecture?

    How new is the concept of microservices? Does it compare more closely with the principles of SOA or those of MVC architecture? Chris Riley examines this topic.