Category Archives: Governance

SOA patterns and an enterprise middleware platform – a winning combination!

Service-oriented architecture (SOA) patterns provide structure and clarity, enabling architects to establish their SOA efforts across the enterprise. Moreover, these SOA patterns also help to link SOA and business requirements in an effective and efficient way. Since service orientation has … Continue reading

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API Registry and Service Registry

[Based on a post originally appearing at http://asanka.abeysinghe.org/2014/07/api-registry-and-service-registry.html.] Registry acts as a core component in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). Early SOA reference architecture named the registry as a service broker for service providers to publish service definitions, allowing service consumers … Continue reading

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Loosen Up with WS-Discovery

At the foundation of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) lies the concept of loose coupling. Modeling a complex system as a web of interacting services each of which are independent in their implementation, hardware, environment, physical location, and qualities of service, … Continue reading

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Smart Endpoint Registry finds the best service for a particular client

Architects at WSO2 recently built a Smart Endpoint Registry solution for a large electronic media distributor. The driving force was the efficient routing of requests to the service best suited for that particular request.  To provide the lowest latency the … Continue reading

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Why Governance isn’t just for SOA – but Identity too!

People often think of security in terms of barriers. But anyone who looks after a barrier knows that its an ongoing process. And managing processes is what we call governance. A few years ago, I would talk to people who … Continue reading

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