Questions about service-oriented architecture, or designing software as a collection of services.

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Why is it so bad to read data from a database “owned” by a different microservice

I have recently read this excellent article on the microservice architecture: http://www.infoq.com/articles/microservices-intro It states that when you load a web page on Amazon, then 100+ ...
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Service Oriented Architecture - Component Responsibility

Working on an ecommerce project whereby a PHP application (back-end & non-customer facing) is currently responsible for processing an order from checkout stage through to generating profit/loss ...
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How to micro-ify the middle tier in a Microservice Oriented Architecture?

Just read Fowler on Microservices and definitely recommend it. A big thing that is missing from this paper/approach is how to decompose the client-tier into "micro apps". By that, here's what I mean: ...
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Best practice for accessing data from an external legacy ERP system

I have an architectural problem, and would be glad to receive some consultancy :). The application I am developing (let's call it system A) is responsible for management of work groups, where these ...
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how to implement idempotent webservice calls

I'm developing a wcf based solution for a webservice layer that "occasionally-connected" mobile devices will be using. The service will not be using queuing (at this stage) due to the additional ...
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A “Composite API” layer

We are giving services a complete overhaul at work: Swapping soap for rest, resculpting the domains to give better separation of concerns, etc. These new services will be publicly available. During ...
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Public API Facade with Micro Services

Consider a micro service infrastructure in which each service is responsible for one set of activities, and exposes a RESTful interface to its functionality. For example, assume a chat application. ...
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Real time data synchronization techniques between two systems

I need to come up with a design for real-time data update from a COTS product (a Point of Sales system) to a custom-built .NET application (an Inventory Management system). Particularly, any sales ...
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Micro-services and data replication

I am building a new application and was reading about micro-services architecture. The architecture itself makes lot of sense from a development, deployment and life cycle management point of view. ...
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How to use Messagequeing in a distributed web application

I am curious for solutions to this problem: Assume we are going to build an online-store. To better scale parts of the architecture, it is broken into independend subsystems. The typical scenario ...
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Let applications share a database or keep them in sync with web services?

We have decided to build separate applications for user authentication and user management. The reason is that the the former is a "this just needs to always work, and do so instantly" style service, ...
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Multitier architecture using API

I have been reading a number of posts and I am leaning towards building an SOA. My main dependencies are: Need to support multiple clients Need individual client environments to not effect other ...
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What is the Enterprise Architecture Pattern called for a web service wrapping a web service?

As part of a service orientated architecture (SOA) I've been asked to create a web service which itself acquires data from a third party web service. I'm to hide any implementation specific details ...
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Use a custom value object or a Guid as an entity identifier in a distributed system?

tl;dr I've been told that in domain-driven design, an identifier for an entity could be a custom value object, i.e. something other than Guid, string, int, etc. Can this really be advisable in a ...
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Versioning Strategy for Service Interfaces JAR

I'm building a service oriented architecture composed (mostly) of Java-based services, each of which is a Maven project (in an individual repository) with two submodules: common, and server. The ...
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Schemaless NoSQL RESTful design?

In a recent project; I used MongoDB with MongoEngine (an ORM/ODM for Python). This allowed me to specify schema in a central "Model". My new project I am hosting on Windows Azure; and there is no ...
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Extracting models into a external dependency

About 9 months ago, I asked a question about creating a service layer for my application. Unfortunately, in the ensuing time, no progress in that area was made, primarily due to time constraints. As ...
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Test Data in a Distributed System

A question that has been vexing me lately has been about how to effectively test (end-to-end) features in a distributed system. Particuarly, how to effectively manage (through time) test data for ...
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Are there guidelines for SOA events and file transfers in a SOA context?

We are part of a SOA implementation. We publish events via the enterprise bus for certain changes in our system. The architects here have advised, however, that some bulk changes to data should go ...
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SOA: should I always consider it? [closed]

While I think how to direct the future development: Mini-introduction As a fixed rule, I start with SOA (and REST as protocol) then I work on the interfaces (and that interface is a customer of my ...
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Where does Windows Workflow Foundation fit into the messaging oriented middleware architecture?

I've been trying to find information online about where WWF 4.5 fits with in an architecture based around an enterprise message queue using central broker(s) (RabbitMQ in particular). It seems like ...
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Distribution of Event Listeners in a Distributed Service Oriented Architecture

I have a service architecture composed of services that service common areas of the application. Examples of services would be: AccountService (manages client accounts in the system) BillingService ...
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Service Design approach - one generic operation, and its implications

The hot topic in our organization is Service Design Approach. First Approach - The team wants to design services which essentially have one operation, can take any XML and return response XML ...
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What is the most elegant way to handle a loop between two systems integrated remotely by webhook events?

So I'm developing this small engine that does a remote integration between two systems in order to sync data, both systems have webhooks for create & update events, and both have APIs (one is REST ...
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Is SOA as a concept intended to function within code or between machines over a network?

As the question states: When implementing "SOA", is it a concept intended for communication between systems over a network or is it intended as a concept that operates within the language as a ...
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Is this any form of service pattern, some other pattern, SOA or just an anti-pattern?

I'm going to set out a scenario/pattern I've encountered and then I have a few questions pertaining to it. During an MVC request in a web framework (PHP, Laravel in my case), if I have an abstract ...
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SOA, Java EE and data organization

At the company I work for, we're currently splitting up our monolith solution into a number of small services (SOA). The purpose of this is to make the developers working on each chunk of code ...
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Is a Mission Oriented Architecture (MOA) a better way to describe things than SOA?

I might sound like a troll, but I would like to seriously understand this deeper. The place I work at has started to use the term MOA, versus SOA as we believe it drives more clarity and want to ...
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Is ROA a specific form of doing SOA?

I have read somewhere that ROA (Resource Oriented Architecture) is SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) with specific constraints added. SOA is the abstract concept of combining discrete pieces of ...
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What factors should be considered before deciding to build a message bus with SOAP services? [closed]

It would seem to me that the cost of having a team of developers build and maintain all the components necessary to provide routing, workflow orchestration, durability, security and the other features ...
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DDD/SOA Using .NET Message pattern(s) / Request Response with File Saving [closed]

I've done some research on this but I can't find more specific examples to help me with this. I'm new to SOA/Patterns in general please take it easy... :) Can you display an example of using the ...
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Acceptable dependencies in a service-oriented architecture, internal to a team

In a service-oriented architecture, subsystems can depend on each other in different levels: Database level => Foreign keys to enforce data integrity across services on deletions and updates ...
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How to loosely couple modules in service oriented architecture

We're developing a total solution, and we've chosen service-oriented architecture to loosen subsystems. However, now we have a problem. When customer orders something, Order Subsystem is responsible ...
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Component based software engineering vs Service Oriented Architecture [duplicate]

What is the real difference between component-based software engineering and Service Oriented Architecture? Clemens Szyperski and David Messerschmitt present the following five principles that a ...
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Document Storage Repository - Open Source / Design Pattern

I currently have several web applications that offer document upload and storage. I am now trying to create a central document management service that these application can leverage to store and ...
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Dependencies between services in pipeline [closed]

I am working on creating a new data processing system, where there are multiple steps each fulfilled by different services. For example, there is a scheduling service that kicks of something, an ...
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Assessing Relative Maintainability

We (a contractor, actually) are implementing an off the shelf system to replace a legacy homegrown system for the core domain of the company (designing widgets). Unfortunately both systems will have ...
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Push-Based Events in a Services Oriented Architecture

I have come to a point, in building a services oriented architecture (on top of Thrift), that I need to expose events and allow listeners. My initial thought was, "create an EventService" to handle ...
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How do I reduce the number of WCF config files in a SOA?

After embracing the whole SOA thing, I've found that I'm gradually drowning in a sea of web.config and app.config files. As an example, one system has 2 services that it interacts with. Each service ...
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Coding to SOA, External Dependency

This has happend to me more than once, thought someone can give some insight. I have worked on multiple projects where my project depends on external service. When I have to run the application ...
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How does signing headers and/or body provide security

I'm securing a WCF webservice with TransportWithMessageCredential security that uses certificates. So I'll have to choosee between signing headers & body or signing and encrypting. Now my ...
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Does SOA service composition actually work in practice?

One of the main SOA service design principles is Service Composability principle (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Service_composability_principle). The idea is that by composing new services using ...
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Software Architecture Modelling

I am a little confused at how best to visually model a space-based architecture (SBA) for presenting the system/software architecture design to a client. The goal of this modelling is to show: The ...
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DDD - Domain Object calling a web service

Is it ok to call a webservice from a Domain object?. As I write the question I am thinking that you should never do that, as it is poor design, but the situation is the following: I have a domain ...
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SOA - The four tenets

I'm reading about SOA and the four tenets required to make a SOA application. I have tried different sources, but the explanations are twisting. I'm searching for something that is a bit less ...
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How to implement session state in a backend web application?

When using a non-MVC service-oriented/Interactor pattern approach to decoupled system architecture, how is session state implemented? I've been thinking of building the frontend of an application ...
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Good design for delegates in a service oriented architecture

My problem is quite complex to explain and my English is not excellent, so I hope you can understand my question. In a service oriented architecture there are some modules that own data used by all ...
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What's a good strategy for managing static data in an SOA?

I'm working on a web application that sits on top of a number of RESTful web services, interacting primarily with those services through JSON formatted messages over HTTP. Our application has a great ...
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Reuse Business Logic between Web and API

We have a website and two mobile apps that connect through an API. All the platforms do the exactly same things. Right now the structure is the following: Website. It manages models, controllers, ...
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SOA in .NET 4.5 with MSMQ Durability

I have been doing some investigation regarding ASP.NET Web API. I have enjoyed using the WCF REST template to create new RESTful web services, and Web API seems to be a cleaner iteration on that. ...