WSO2 Webinar shows developers how to cut complexity and speed up project delivery with modular SOA middleware

Mountain View, CA – December 17, 2008 – The benefits of SOA for unifying applications and processes are well recognized, but realizing those benefits is still a long road for many developers. Too often, older generation middleware, which is heavy with unneeded functionality and legacy code, demands steep learning curves and extensive implementation efforts just to get started. It’s like having to learn how to operate a commercial snowplow to shovel the sidewalk.

However, a new, componentized approach to SOA is being enabled by the OSGi specification. Best known for modularizing applications, the OSGi standard is now being applied to SOA middleware itself and promises to significantly simplify SOA deployment. Imagine being asked to take data services and implement them in an existing schema. However, instead of having to implement and integrate an entire enterprise service bus, now it’s just a matter of adding a mediation component to the SOA middleware that was used to create the data services—saving weeks in time.

The promise of componentized SOA middleware becomes reality in January 2009. That is when WSO2, the open source SOA company, will deliver WSO2 Carbon, the industry’s first fully component-based SOA architecture. With Carbon, all SOA middleware products are based on components that can be assembled to meet an enterprise’s specific needs, so developers only deploy what they need.

Webinar: Simplifying SOA with Carbon

The WSO2 webinar “WSO2 Synergies: The Carbon Story” will introduce the Carbon unified SOA middleware platform and show how it gives control back to software architects and developers. Attendees will learn how they can customize deployments and seamlessly add product capabilities as an implementation grows. They will also learn how implementing Carbon simplifies the ability to add security, clustering, scalability and governance to SOAs. The free webinar will be held Thursday, December 18, from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Pacific.

Presenting will be Paul Fremantle, WSO2 co-founder and CTO, who has spearheaded the development of WSO2 Carbon, as well as the WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus. Paul is a committer with the Apache Software Foundation and serves as vice president of the Apache Synapse project. He also is co-chair of the OASIS WS-RX Technical Committee.

New SlideShare Helps Tell the Carbon Story

In addition to the webinar, WSO2 has developed a brief slideshare presentation to explain the architectural concepts behind Carbon. It can be accessed from the WSO2 Oxygen Tank developer portal.