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

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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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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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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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SOA Release management strategy

Currently I have been asked to propose an automated release management solution for a large oracle SOA project. All code is stored on SVN repository and it would be nice if I could suggest something ...
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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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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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Why doing everything with one software project is wrong? [closed]

I am newly employed by a company. After a couple of weeks, I have heard lots of time that there is a huge project which most of the programmers are working on it. They call it something like Managing ...
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Relationship between SOA and OOA

Thomas Erl defines SOA as follows in his site: Service-oriented computing represents a new generation distributed computing platform. As such, it encompasses many things, including its own ...
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Is it an abuse of SOA to use it as a database abstraction layer? [closed]

I have a question whether it is a good or bad practice to use an SOA layer for the application servers to talk to the database. A web application server can obviously directly connect to a database, ...
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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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Should I get a service-oriented architecture certification? [closed]

In my place of work, we have a number of applications that seem to interact in a rather ad-hoc, haphazard way, and I feel I need to understand system integration better. I'm currently deciding ...
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How to share data between web applications?

I have two web applications, say Application_1 and Application_2. Application_2 has a database table named table_2, which changes infrequently, and needs to be accessed by Application_1. Does it ...
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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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Allowing client to select data to return via REST interface

I have a rest service that is essentially a proxy to a variety of other services. So if I call GET /users/{id} It will get their user profile, as well as order history, and contact info, etc... all ...
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How to do lazy loading in a SOA fashion?

For example, I've got a root object exposed in a SOA service, say Invoice (Invoice has line items as children). Sometimes, I need to retrieve its detail line items. I'm thinking to make it lazy ...
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Why should I use interfaces if the implementation will mostly stay the same? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are interfaces useful? In our company we have a service oriented architecture in our asp.net application. We use interfaces for every crap class. Its a huge ...
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Best practice for mapping between data/business/model and etc

What is the best approach to mapping between Entity, View Model or dataContract. For example I've seen the following modelling structures for SOA. WCF -> DataContract distributed to client. ...
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Services or Shared Libraries?

I work in an environment where we have several different web applications, where each of them have different features but still need to do similar things: authentication, read from common data ...
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Microservice architecture: single database owned by a single service? [duplicate]

We're rebuilding a system in a microservice archiecture. I know the standard practice for SOA is to have each individual service responsible for its own database. However, does it make sense to have ...
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SOA principles, encapsulation and autonomy

We are developing multiple web services in C# using WCF, but we´re new doing it. So, for what we have read and learnt, this is our approach: We have a class library that we called CommonLibrary ...
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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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Where to keep persistent services in MVVM architecture?

In an MVVM application I need to use some services that are persistent, e.g. network services like P2P and WCF where the main "engine" or server endpoint must remain up and running during the lifetime ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How does the Zope Component Architecture (ZCA) relate to Service Component Architecture (SCA)?

I'm very new to the principle of Service Component Architecture and Zope in general, but the more I look, the more ZCA seems to be a good solution for a certain class of problems I often encounter. I ...
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Integration between services in a SOA

Assume we have a Bounded Context for Inventory (InventoryBC) and another one for Shipments (ShipmentsBC). These 2 BCs need to communicate together. They are hosted on 2 different services on different ...
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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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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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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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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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Is there a clean separation of my layers with this attempt at Domain Driven Design in XAML and C#

I'm working on an application. I'm using a mixture of TDD and DDD. I'm working hard to separate the layers of my application and that is where my question comes in. My solution is laid out as ...
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Domain Driven Design and Data Conflicts

I realise it is probably overkill for what is a occasionally connected client app, but the construction of aggregates roots is bugging when thinking about it from a client perspective. For the ...
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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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Issues with the intended behavior of a Service layer?

This analysis makes sense, and states anything that avoids code duplication and simplifies maintenance speaks for a service layer. What is the technical behavior? When a service client references a ...
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Queuing RPC calls

I'm designing a system which listens to JSON RPC calls from clients, piles them up inside a list, and if the list gets full it will store them in a DB and keep receiving calls. My original plan is to ...
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Need some critique on .NET/WCF SOA architecture plan

I am working on a refactoring of some services and would appreciate some critique on my general approach. I am working with three back-end data systems and need to expose an authenticated front-end ...
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Does Service-Oriented Architecture require the robustness principle?

I try to migrate more and more of our IT infrastructure to a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), that means separation of independent tasks and implementation of this tasks as decoupled services, ...
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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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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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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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Should business services cross bounded contexts?

Firstly, I am following the convention that a bounded context is synonymous to a department, or possibly one department has 1 to many bounded contexts. We have a client consultancy department that ...
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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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Why should I use JAX-RS REST instead of normal servlets?

I'm teaching myself J2EE technologies using Glassfish as my webserver and EJB container. I'm very interested in learning REST as well, and developing an application that is adherent to the rules of ...
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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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BEST Format/Protocol for RESTful SOA

Which is the best protocol / format for SOA designs using REST. Here are some options but i can't decide... XML JSON YAML ProtoBuf ... anything else i might have missed These are my ...