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The Content Assembly Mechanism (CAM) and SOA Data Service Layers

David RR Webber

David RR Webber

The new OASIS CAM templates standard provides significant technology advances that reduce and spread out data service integration burdens. Furthermore, by providing an open public standard the CAM approach enables industry domains and e-government initiatives to freely share formal business rule sets and transaction use patterns directly in machine processable formats. In this article I explore the progress achieved to-date with CAM and look at opportunities for facilitating SOA data services...


SaaS, Composite Applications, and SOA: Understanding their Differences and Making Them Work Together

Robert Schneider

Robert Schneider

Software as a Service (SaaS), Composite Applications, and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) are three distinct platforms, each of which is garnering a tremendous amount of coverage in the technical press. In this article, I describe the fundamental concepts associated with these platforms and compare and contrast them, and then finally show a unifying vision where each has an important role to play in a progressive-minded IT organization...


The Convergence of Service-Orientation and Business Strategy

William Murray

William Murray

Where the core competency model focuses on doing things more efficiently than market rivals, a differentiation-based strategy focuses on doing things differently (or doing different things) than market rivals. In this article, we will expand our discussion beyond the core competency model to explore differentiation-based strategy, and consider the linkage between an organization's strategic posture, and its approach to service-orientation...


SOA Methodology: A Mainstream Methodology for Service-Oriented Analysis and Design

SOA Methodology

Thomas Erl

The new OASIS CAM templates standard provides significant technology advances that reduce and spread out data service integration burdens. Furthermore, by providing an open public standard the CAM approach enables industry domains and e-government initiatives to freely share formal business rule sets and transaction use patterns directly in machine processable formats. In this article I explore the progress achieved to-date with CAM and look at opportunities for facilitating SOA data services...


SOA Glossary: Definitions for SOA and Service-Orientation Terms

SOA Glossary

Thomas Erl

This is a site dedicated to providing a master glossary in support of the books in the Prentice Hall Service-Oriented Computing Series from Thomas Erl. Its initial release contains over sixty term definitions with several hundreds more planned in support of the current books and the titles planed for release over the next 18 months...


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