Just a quick post to let people know that they can now try SOA Expressway directly themselves. Go to the DynamicPerimeter.com portal and you can select to download Services Designer to use yourself to write a web service or proxy (don't worry, we'll provide step by step instructions). We'll then set up a cloud instance of the runtime for you to deploy your service onto and experiment with for 2 days.
Intel® SOA Expressway is often used as XML Gateway or Service Gateway and therefore often a consolidation point for XML/SOAP/REST traffic going across a domain. Users often want to use SOA Expressway’s logs to trouble shoot where the problems may lie in services based distributed computing environment.
Work of an information systems' developer is not only creation of challenging, innovative, advanced in algorithms new applications. It also includes creation and maintenance of support routines like reliable copy of data from one source to another, handling different exceptions, timeouts, hanging transactions, shifting timezones, etc. You're lucky if all software in your system is from single vendor and is still supported. In this case it's likely that there are tools that can move data from one source to another, for example, from a database to a message queue.
I was recently asked to talk at the European eInvoicing and eBilling conference about better ways to integrate the transfer of e Invoicing and e billing into existing applications and security solutions. By the way, it was held in Munich and, if you go, definitely check out the surfing at the south end of the Englischer Garten.
Most of you are familiar with deploying Intel® SOA Expressway as a xml gateway for protecting your SOAP and REST services. I wanted to blog about another very interesting use case where SOA Expressway acts as a Secure Token Service (STS) for a lightweight client requestor.
XSLT 2.0 and to some extent 1.0 are powerful languages when it comes to transforming documents and even for performing some tasks. But, as is often the case, to do something odd or unusual can often be impenetrable or just plain difficult. One of the advantages of using Intel® SOA Expressway is that most of the extension functions we have written to make configuration easier for BPEL based workflow are also available to the XSLT developer.
Many enterprises have invested in Oracle* Fusion Middleware for their SOA implementations, sometimes along with other SOA enabled applications such as Web 2.0, Content Management, Business Process Management, etc. As applications are born from this stack of software you start to realize (or further realize) the importance of the total management lifecycle for this new type of application suite. These demands can grow significantly, especially if you've attemped to deliver many at once, often called 'Big Bang SOA'.