I was in need of a good enterprisey example, but rather than looking for one, I figured it was probably simplest just to sit back and wait for it to come to me. That didn’t take long;

We do need to address such challenges, but won’t get anywhere by quickly cobbling together yet more geeky mashups. We need tools with a proper process foundation that not only support the work but allow it to be managed, and such tools will be based on an in-depth understanding of human collaboration and its management rather than some current techie fad.

Tags: enterprisey, soa, web.

Ok, that last one was a cheap potshot at Annrai’s latest, but the article offers some interesting wisdom, this bit in particular;

The Wiki metaphor (and its implementation) is the perfect vehicle for sharing and managing SOA artifacts across an organization. Then if anyone makes a change to a service that you are interested in, RSS should be able to inform you when that happens and you can make any necessary changes.

It sounds like he’s describing more of a management interface, but hey, it’s a start. It’s a short step from there to realizing that all services can spit out RSS notifications upon a change of state, not just ones monitoring other services.

Tags: soa, rest, webservices.

“On the outward-facing side are all the informal, loosely-coupled aspects of a service – its self-describing nature, its natural integration with Internet technologies, its high level description of business services”. Wow, that’s so so wrong.
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“SOAP is neither interconnected nor enabling of connectedness — in fact, it is actively destructive”. Ouch!
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I posted the CFP for Middleware 2006 last month, but need to report that the deadlines have been extended. They are now;

Abstract submission: April 3
Paper submission: April 10
Notification of acceptance: July 10
Camera-ready copies: September 1
A new term, “Web style”. Sounds good, but do we need more terminology? I don’t think so. Perhaps this could replace “POX” or “Lo REST”? Who knows. But at least it’s better defined than those two.
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All things enterprisey! Now with Wikipedia page! Huzzah!
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“Ripple is a payment system where you can be your own banker”.
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Oh my. I love this comment though, keeping on my recent theme; ” It’s enterprisey!” 8-)
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“Familiar with up-to-date Web technology, in particular with respect to Web Protocols and services on the Web”. Interesting; “services on the Web”
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