Friday, June 26, 2009

Is There Such a Thing as "SOA-in-a-Box"?

Given that SOA is an architectural style rather than a product, SOA-in-a-box might be an extreme but an SOA framework can come very close to a "box" if it meets the following criteria:

  1. Provide a comprehensive methodology from inception to retirement. The methodology should describe the method for defining an SOA in terms of a set of building blocks and
    show how the building blocks fit together.
  2. Provide a common vocabulary
  3. Include a list of recommended standards
  4. Provide guidance on implementation patterns
  5. Provide a comprehensive set of "starter" models, templates, samples, best practices, and project management related artifacts.
  6. Contain a prescriptive recommendation of a set of tools and compliant products that can be used to implement the building blocks.

* Originally posted on ebizQ's SOA Forum on June 26, 2009

No comments:

Post a Comment