• Legacy-enablement – Web services tools ease the p

    A variety of Web services-based integration tools are easing the task of merging intelligence and data from the mainframe with other enterprise applications.

  • Getting Web service granularity right

    It's important to design Web service granularity correctly - but most references lack useful advice. In this tip, Dan Foody provides helpful guidelines for granularity design.

  • How many architectures do you need?

    This article compares three different architectural views and addresses the need for a single, encompassing model - one that is service-oriented, process-oriented and event-driven.

  • Altova unveils royalty-free XML engine

    Ed Tittel reports on a recent Altova announcement in which the company made its XML validating engines available for royalty-free use within third party applications.

  • Legacy-enablement: Web services for the mainframe

    In this first of a two-part column, Preston Gralla looks at why mainframes are still relevant and how Web services will be a key legacy-enabler.

  • UDDI not a WSDL repository

    It is a common misconception that a UDDI registry can be used as a WSDL repository. This tip examines what information can in fact be provided by UDDI.

  • Tech boards: The new secret to success in bridging busi

    Business components form a necessary blueprint for successful SOA implementation. This article discusses how "tech boards" are crumbling the walls between business and IT.

  • Analyzing WSDL performance

    Improper WSDL design can affect performance. This tip provides observations and advice on WSDL testing and design for your Java-based Web services.

  • So, where are the architects?

    An enterprise architect is critical to successful SOA in any organization. This article describes the position's necessary roles and explains how an architect will make SOA happen.

  • Processing XSLT

    To continue his eight-part XSLT tutorial, Ed Tittel gets to the heart of how XSLT is done by describing how processing works and what kinds of processors are used for the job.

  • Cisco's next-generation AON architecture: What will it

    In this second of a two-part column, Preston Gralla examines how Cisco's AON will impact applications, Web services standards and network architecture.

  • Perspectives on the JBI debate

    In this article, Eric Newcomer tackles the debate around Java Business Integration (JBI), how it relates to Celtix, EJB, JCA and EAI, and whether it will succeed in the industry.

  • How ESBs can bring about a change in rip and replace

    Existing systems need to work together for SOA success. This article addresses the need for application and system equality and how the enterprise service bus can make it happen.

  • The SOA pilot pitfall

    A good SOA pilot is necessary for successful SOA implementation. This article discusses critical pilot elements and what mistakes can lead to a pilot pitfall.

  • XSLT structure and syntax

    To kick off his eight-part XML Style Sheet Language (XSLT) tutorial, Ed Tittel explains XSLT structure and syntax and provides a guided tour of a simple XSLT stylesheet.

  • What will Cisco's AON mean for Web services?

    This column examines the implications of Cisco's application-oriented networking (AON) architecture and what the technology means for Web services architects and network managers.

  • Grid confusion lifting as technology proves itself

    As grid computing becomes more mainstream, its standards will combine with those of SOA and Web services to take the technology to the masses.

  • Registry vs. repository – a world of difference

    Registries and repositories are being seen as integral to any SOA deployment. This article distinguishes the two, provides selection guidelines and highlights a range of products.

  • Business process: sweetness and light or evil hellspawn

    While traditional business process definition exercises often produce little more than "shelfware," a runtime business process model for SOA can provide greater flexibility.

  • SOA - the bridge between business and IT

    Service-oriented architecture (SOA) expert Daniel Foody looks at how SOA can help organizations bridge the chasm between business and information technology (IT).