WSO2 shows developers how to set up enterprise SOA governance quickly and affordably

Mountain View, CA – October 21, 2008 – WSO2, the open source SOA company, will offer training, October 22 and 23, 2008 that shows developers how to manage their enterprise SOA resources quickly and affordably using the WSO2 Registry. WSO2 also has published a white paper this month detailing intermediate-level SOA resource customization techniques.

Governance is a critical element of a SOA that too often is not implemented early enough in the deployment. Rob Hailstrom, analyst and software infrastructure practice director with The Butler Group, wrote in his July 8, 2008 DataMonitor article, “By the time an organization deploying SOA has a problem of sufficient size to cost-justify the deployment of a commercial service registry it is likely that the horse will have already bolted.”

Instead, Hailstrom recommends in his article, “A far better solution would be to implement from the outset an open source solution where only the training and support are cost items. It may not have the full functionality that will be required when the SOA deployment grows to large enterprise, mission-critical size, but it will be more than adequate, and quicker to implement, for the majority of sites that are embarking on a phased introduction of SOA into their IT environment.”

Training and White Paper: Registry for SOA Governance

The WSO2 live online training course “Introducing the WSO2 Registry” will run on Wednesday, October 22 (9 a.m.-12 p.m. GMT for UK/Europe) and Thursday, October 23 (9 a.m.-12 p.m. PDT for North America). This course, priced at $199, will show developers how to configure data sources and build a sample scenario using the WSO2 Registry Web console, including creating collections and resources, setting up users and roles; setting permissions; tagging, commenting and rating resources; working with pre-defined media types; searching; using versioning features; and handling activity monitoring.

Additionally, WSO2 has published a white paper “Extending WSO2 Registry with Handlers,” that teaches intermediate-level techniques for customizing resources in the WSO2 Registry using the Handler Framework in the Java API for XML Web Services (JAX-WS). The paper, published October 6, 2008, discusses and provides examples of how to customize the standard behavior of resources with reusable JAX-WS Handlers that provide custom, alternative behaviors for resources. It complements two introductory white papers published in August and September 2008, respectively: “SOA Governance with WSO2 Registry v1.1” and “Service Governance with WSO2 Registry v1.1.”