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Service-oriented architecture (SOA) has become today's technology buzz and it's rapidly becoming a mainstream approach to enterprise systems design. Beyond the buzz of SOA, organizations face several challenges as they attempt to truly effectuate the paradigm shift towards SOA. One critical challenge is: How can we assure the quality of the business services that we build? Can the services we build withstand the test of rapid organizational change? One way to address this challenge is through the use of effective testing methodologies and tools for the services deployed under an organization's SOA fabric. A new development methodology - services-oriented development of applications (SODA) - is emerging to accompany the paradigm shift toward SOA. Today's agile software teams need effective tools to smoothen the transition. This article analyzes, designs, and demonst... (more)

WebLogic Workshop 8.1 IDE Fundamentals

As a software architect and developer, I've used a number of IDEs for my J2EE development. I have my priority list of features that I look for in all the IDEs but I wasn't able to find one that gave me everything I wanted. If an IDE satisfied some of my needs, it completely ignored my other needs. The BEA WebLogic Workshop 8.1 IDE, however, delivers most of the features I've been looking for. Now I'm a happy WebLogic Workshop user and I want to share some of the best features with you. IDE Features One of the strengths of BEA WebLogic Workshop is its ability to do pretty much all... (more)

Enterprise Service Bus

BEA Systems, Inc. recently announced the launch of new family of products for service infrastructure, named AquaLogic. AquaLogic Service Bus (ALSB) is BEA's implementation of the Enterprise Service Bus combined with Web services management capabilities. This article is a high-level introduction to ESB and ALSB. In their Harvard Business Review article, Giovanni Gavetti and Jan W. Rivkin explain the power of reasoning by analogy. They explain how successful executives have tapped the power of analogy to build businesses by comparison to other successes in business history. Analog... (more)

Building Business Processes Part 2

This article is the second of two on best practices in building business processes on BEA WebLogic Integration 8.1. The first installment (WLDJ, Vol. 3, issue 6) focused on team development and maintenance best practices. In this article, we will focus on best practices in building business processes with scalability, recovery, exception handling, guaranteed delivery, and high performance. This article is intended for the developers and architects of WLI applications. Process VersioningBest Practice Version the process files. Reason It's easy to overlook versioning because the pro... (more)

Building Business Processes Part 1

A business process in the real world typically is never done end-to-end by a single employee. It usually involves multiple employees/back end systems handing over work, similar to a 4x100 track relay where batons are passed between the athletes. The employees/back end should be passively notified of their tasks rather than actively waiting. BEA WebLogic Workshop provides a great framework to build these business processes for deployment on the WebLogic Platform. Applications and Business Processes - What's the Difference?Typically, programmers think in terms of applications (e.g.... (more)