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Here we're going to show a FastSOA mid-tier service and data caching architecture applied in three real-world scenarios. The scenarios show how to accelerate SOA performance and mitigate performance problems through mid-tier service caching, native XML persistence, and mid-tier data transformation, aggregation, and federation. Three Use Cases and the FastSOA Pattern FastSOA is an appropriate solution for SOA performance and scalability challenges. Each use case shows how pure XML technology used in the mid-tier mitigates and solves performance and scalability problems and delivers flexibility unavailable with object and relational technology. While there are many (sometimes contradictory) definitions of SOA, most software developers and architects recognize and support SOA as a pattern built around consumers, services, and brokers. Figure 1 shows this relationship. T... (more)

Back by Popular Demand, AJAX Bootcamp in Santa Clara, California!

Frank Cohen's Blog I will be teaching a one day Bootcamp course on Ajax at the AJAXWorld Conference in Santa Clara, California on September 23, 2007. Details are at http://ajaxbootcamp.sys-con.com I will be expanding the Ajax construction tools section from the Ajax Bootcamp I taught in New York at the SOA World conference. I am very impressed with TIBCO GI and Sun jMaki -Frank SYS-CON Events has created a hands-on, immersive learning experience for all Web developers who want to know the how, what, and why of the tools and concepts behind AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML), ... (more)

SOA Divorced From Web Services?

Frank Cohen's Blog A blog by Jason English at iTKO has me bothered. Jason praises an analyst report from ZapThink's Jason Bloomberg titled Divorcing SOA from Web Services. Neither iTKO nor ZapThink seem to get the vision behind SOA and Web services. The IT industry has a long way to go to serve enterprises and organizations needing to well manage their efforts through information systems. Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Web Services (WS) are entirely appropriate to build information systems. The vision behind SOA and WS help us a lot and in different ways. Here is a sli... (more)

AJAX, Web 2.0, and TestMaker

Frank Cohen's Blog PushToTest TestMaker provides three ways to create a unit test that may be then run as a functional test, load and scalability test, and service monitor: Use TestGen4Web to record a Web application Use the Network Proxy Recorder to watch a browser interact with the host Write a unit test using one of the many supported languages The TestGen4Web utility does not support Web 2.0 and AJAX very well. It does not model the operations in a JavaScript that may include making asynchronous calls to the back-end. We recommend using TestMaker's scripting support to test A... (more)

Envision a World Where SOA, AJAX, Web Services and Web 2.0 are Completely Blurred

Frank Cohen's Blog Anil Gupta is planning to write a book on SOA test methodology. He recently asked for feedback on the subject areas and he asked for pointers to blogs and resources that discuss SOA testing. Here I what I wrote in response to his question: Dear Anil: I'm glad to see you are planning to write a book on SOA test methodology. One is needed very much within the test community. By the time the book is released I envision a world where SOA, Ajax, Web Services and Web 2.0 are completely blurred. So I would recommend that your book cover methodologies for each. The big... (more)