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12 Successful Web Services and Service-Oriented Architectures: Beyond the Hype

Sunday, 26 October – 13:30-17:00 Afternoon

Ali Arsanjani, IBM Corporation and Maharishi University of Management, arsanjan@us.ibm.com
Bruce Anderson, IBM Corporation, bruce_anderson@uk.ibm.com

This intense and unique tutorial provides an introduction and step-by-step walkthrough of the state of the art of Web services (WS) and Service-oriented Architectures (SOA).

The tutorial presents overviews of key web services standards (including WS-I, WSIF, WSIL, SOAP, WSDL, UDDI) considerations for their use, and some tools and technologies (including Apache Axis and related projects) that can be employed to implement them. Next, it presents an architectural blueprint for web services architecture that can server as a basis for most projects. With these standards, considerations, tools and blueprint in hand, we present a set of concrete process steps that lead to the realization of an SOA.

The tutorial will then present a set of patterns for the design and implementation of web services based architectures including Business Service, Service Gateway, SOAP Document, and SOAP Method. We also discuss methods for assessment that can be used as checklists by architects who wish to evaluate web services architectures.

Finally, to tie these togather, we will present two case studies, from the financial services and retail purchasing domains.

Attendee background

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of object-oriented development, and some knowledge of software architecture, design and implementation, are required.


Lecture and hands-on exercises


Ali Arsanjani has over 19 years of industrial experience. He is a Senior Consulting I/T Architect for IBM's National E-business Application Development Center of Competency, where he leads the Component-based Development and Integration Competency area. He has been architecting n-tier e-business systems based on object, component, and service-oriented technologies for IBM's larger clients. His areas of experience and research include component-based development, service-oriented architectures, business rules modeling and implementation, creation and evolution of reusable assets, extending methods for CBD, building business frameworks and components and incorporating patterns and pattern languages to build resilient and stable software architectures. He has been actively speaking and publishing in these areas for a variety of industrial and academic audiences.

Bruce Anderson is a Senior Consultant in IBM's Component Technology Services. He specialises in working with customer organisations to create powerful component- and object-based solutions, and in helping individuals to develop their knowledge and understanding. Typically, Mr. Anderson leads planning and definition work, and mentoring programme leaders, project managers or architects into their roles.