Category Archives: OASIS

SOA as a Dynamic Value Network

Since the early days of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) appearing, I have argued that SOA is a paradigm rather than a specific approach to using technology. Evidence for this ought to be that technologies change but underlying paradigms do not (see … Continue reading

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150 Years on from the Civil War – Taking standards to the next level

OK, OK, I’ll admit the headline is stretching a point and a desperate bid for eyeballs on the 150th Anniversary of the opening shots on Fort Sumter… I ask only that you bear with me and keep in mind that … Continue reading

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Government Transformation – what’s the deal with patterns?

The OASIS technical committee working on a “Transformational Government Framework” (and on which I serve as an editor), reached an important milestone today – the vote to approve its first formal draft (URL will be posted once published), an important … Continue reading

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OASIS Symposium – Round-table on Web Services and SOA

In the work of the OASIS Reference Model for SOA, I and others repeatedly raised the issue of whether we should spell “web services” –upper case or lower case? For me, Upper case implies the WS-* stack of specifications, whereas … Continue reading

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OASIS Symposium – Data Services

Two papers, from Sri Gopolan (Booz Allen) and Murty Gurajada, looking at how SOA should also pay attention to how data is managed and moved around in orchestrated eService transactions – the idea of specific data services. I missed Sri’s … Continue reading

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OASIS Symposium – SOA and Content-Centric Services

Andrew Townsley from Archistry in Ireland presented on the need for a real paradigm shift in how SOA is used. With the continued growth in the proportion of the total workforce involved as “knowledge workers” (see McKinsey Quarterly, 2005 N°4), … Continue reading

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OASIS Symposium – Web Security

Excellent presentation from Rik Drummond and a simple and blindingly obvious message once you think about it: good technical standards are only technically good. If they are to be operationally good, then a whole host of organisational and management issues … Continue reading

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